Safe & Sound

LIFT SAFELY

Proper lifting practices can help prevent injuries such as strains, dislocations and muscle tears.

When lifting, make sure you:

  • Stretch and warm up before you perform any lifting
  • Keep your back straight and bend your knees–remember to never twist or bend your back
  • Are on solid ground with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Keep the box or object close to your body
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Limit the amount of weight you carry–separate boxes or make two trips instead of carrying more than you can handle
  • Ask for help to carry heavy, bulky or large loads

Clear your travel pathway before you lift to eliminate any tripping hazards