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Keys to proper lifting

keys to proper lifting    

  1. Stand close to the object to be lifted.
  2. Spread your feet wide apart to straddle the object.
  3. Squat, bending your knees and hips, keeping your back in proper alignment.
  4. Contract your stomach muscles.
  5. Lift by using the work of your leg muscles, not your back.
  6. When lifting with another person, one person should say when to lift, walk and unload.
  7. Do not twist as you lift. Instead, pivot with your hips and shoulders in line and shift your weight.
  8. Mentally prepare, by planning what you are going to do.
  9. Push, don’t pull, whenever possible.




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