1. Properly attach a lifting belt which supports your back and shifts some of the load to your shoulders.
2. Bend with your knees and keep your back straight.
3. Be sure you have a good grip, wear gloves if needed
4. Keep the load close to your body.
5. Balance with your feet, don't twist your body while lifting.
6. Lift with your major leg muscles.
7. Store heavier loads at an easier lifting height.
1. On the construction site, in the plant, around the storage yard, in the warehouse:
2. Overexertion, Slips and falls, poor ergonomics, being struck by an object:
3. Causes X% of all injuries (those four mentioned total 72%)
4. So today's topic is important to your health and safety.
1. Overexertion is the leading cause of job site injury.
2. Assess your load for weight and handle-ability
3. Are proper lifting devices available? Forklift, pallet jack, hand truck
4. Is help available for two man lifts?
5. Can you lift alone with proper technique?
6. Ask for any help you need to accomplish the task safely.
7. Complete the task
1. Overexertion is to be avoided
2. Assess the task
3. Ask for help or equipment
4. Complete the task.