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2014 DPH-OSH Back Injury Prevention Training Classes

Offered by the Department of Public Health – Occupational Safety & Health Section


This is a one hour course covering basic back and upper extremities (shoulders, neck, arms and wrists) body mechanics.  Topics covered include:

  • Recognizing Injury Risk Factors
  • Ways to Protect Your Upper Extremities
  • Good Lifting Techniques

Course content is appropriate for workers interested in general body mechanics training to provide a good foundation for approaching the physical demands of their job duties safely.  This course does not address patient lifting techniques.

All classes are held at 101 Grove Street, Room 220.

Pre-registration for classes is mandatory.

  • Any DPH and CCSF employee from a Department that does not have their own in-house health and safety staff may attend this class.


2014 Class Schedule

February 11

Tues 2 PM - 3 PM

Ergo Training

April 23

Wed 9 AM - 10 AM

June 19

Thurs 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

August 19

Tues 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

October 22

Wed 1 PM - 2 PM

December 16

Tues 10 AM - 11 AM


  • You must have supervisory approval to attend the class. Supervisors must send the enrollment request.

  • To enroll in the class, please complete the Training Enrollment Request Form.

  • Please note that we have limited space in our classes and classes do fill quickly. We ask that participants give us at least 72 hours notice if they cannot attend a class so that someone from the waiting list can be contacted.

  • Contact Nancy Terranova (554-2651) or Karen Heckman (554-2762) for additional information.