In his 36 years as a chiropractic orthopedist, Dr. Michael Schaefer has worked to develop effective ergonomic and manual material-handling techniques for workers across America, Europe and Asia.
Having found traditional “back schools” to be relatively ineffective in preventing and reducing injuries resulting from unsafe lifting and material-handling habits, Dr. Schaefer developed a new and unique approach to the problem. He has subsequently patented his PowerLift® Training System and uses it now to train workers everywhere.
The High Cost of Injury
The patented one-of-a-kind PowerLift® system is designed to help businesses reduce the number of injuries caused by improper lifting,pushing and pulling tasks. With back pain being the #1 reason employees file workers’ compensation claims, effective manual material handling training can save businesses money, especially when considering that over half of back injuries result from improper lifting.
PowerLift® training is available as an online overview module which can be freestanding or combined with live training. We also provide online and onsite train-the-trainer packages. Having these options ensures employees have constant access to training diagrams and tutorials, and learn how the techniques apply to their specific work areas.