Preventing Back and Other Workplace Injuries


The SWIFT Library is a complete solution for the Multifamily and Property Facility Industry developed in collaboration with leading industry experts.

  • Robust Learning Management system with extensive reporting by regional VP, trainer by region, course, learner and/or custom reports
  • Full Access to a library of industry specific courses and corresponding competency tests
  • We customize and brand courses to meet your companies‚Äô specific requirements
  • Will integrate with internal systems for single sign-on
  • Supports third party training courses
  • Learner view based on job title with associated curriculum by role or individual
  • Develop up to three new courses per year

In 2010, Work Safe Alberta reported that sprains, strains, and tears are the most common form of workplace injury, and the back is the most commonly injured body part. In this course, you will be shown a definition for Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD), risk factors for MSD, safety tips for lifting, and identify precautions that you can take when lifting, carrying, and transferring weights. This course has been designed to help you meet all regulatory and government requirements including the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code.


This is a one-hour online course.


Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Define Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD)
  • List and describe three stages of musculoskeletal injury
  • List risk factors and common causes of MSD
  • List common causes of injuries that occur during manual material handling
  • List factors that determine how much you can safely lift
  • List general safety tips for lifting
  • Identify precautions that you can take when lifting, carrying, and transferring weights that will reduce the risk of MSD