Occupational Health Science

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 203–214 | Cite as

The Impact of Story-Based Video Back Injury Prevention Training on Employee Motivation, Engagement, Knowledge, and Behavior

  • M. Courtney HughesEmail author
  • Emaley McCulloch
  • Elise Valdes
Brief Research Report


Back pain is a leading cause of disability and is the most common reason for medical visits worldwide (Ehrlich 2003). Back pain accounts for over 20 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) globally, of which 35% is due to occupational risk factors (Fan and Straube 2016; Guo et al. 1995). The total cost of low back pain in the United States is greater than $100 billion per year, with two-thirds of the cost due to reduced productivity and lost wages (Katz 2006). In 2014, the incidence rate for nonfatal occupational back injuries was 18.5% with a median value of 8 missed workdays for each injury (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015). On-the-job back injuries are largely preventable using ergonomic programs and strategies, yet incidence and prevalence of back injuries among workers remain significant (Fan and Straube 2016). Healthcare workers, specifically, often experience musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at a rate exceeding that of workers in construction, mining, and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Relias, LLCCaryUSA

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