Safe Lifting

Safe Liftingsafe lifting

  • STOP and THINK before picking anything up – assess the object and its weight
  • Use proper form when lifting and carrying – wide stance, bend at knees, tighten abs, head high, chin in
  • Lift your load using a solid two-handed grip
  • Make sure your path is clear before you proceed
  • Lift with your legs not your back
  • Keep weight close to your body
  • Pivot with your feet, don’t twist your body
  • Do not reach more than 10 inches from your body to lift or place an object
  • If you can, push or pull instead of lifting
  • Use your shoulder to support objects when carrying them long distances
  • Use teamwork when the load is too heavy
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