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ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Environmental Health and Safety - Back Safety


Lower back pain is one of the most frequent of musculoskeletal disorders, and will affect a large percentage of workers over the age of 20. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and leading contributor to missed work. Jobs that include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or restraining of an object can be at greater risk of injury.  Plan the lift ahead of how to transport the load, the direction, how many people will be needed if any others, or can a mechanical means be used.  Keep the load close to the body, do not twist with the load, and allow the leg muscle to bear the weight.


Back Safety Training

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 Last Modified 9/25/14