Precious says about his work...
"One back injury is one too
My aim is to conduct seminars on
preventing back injury, working on the
following points... "
stress the need to take care of our
backs, pointing out the harm that back
problems can cause for both victims and
explain the workings of the anatomy,
especially the spinal column, and how it
reacts to different workplace postures.
involve seminar participants in the
demonstration of lifting techniques.
advise on how to avoid back injuries at
each specific workplace
to any group and to entertain with
practical tips, demonstrations and
anecdotes from my own experiences.
major criteria for my seminars are:
INFORMATION, PARTICIPATION and HUMOUR
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- vital but vulnerable.
are run in two stages:
1 is a seminar for up to 20 people, from
executives to shop floor staff. The
first half hour concentrates on the
theory of how the spinal column works,
its strengths and potential weak points.
Audience participation is the key
objective of the second hour, with
practical demonstrations using props
(e.g.. bucket, spade, broom, vacuum
cleaner and a bag of cement).
session of the program should follow
two or three months later. Precious
moves around the workplace, talking with
staff individually. some may find the
theory doesn't cover their particular
task or situation, others may want to
check that they are doing it right.