The "Don'ts" of Lifting

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Today we are going to review the don’ts of lifting.

  • Avoid heavy, manual jobs if you have had previous back injuries, are underweight or overweight, or have a special medical problem such as a weak heart or high blood pressure.
  • Never lift more than you can easily handle.
  • Never lift with a rounded back and straight legs.
  • Avoid twisting your body when lifting or carrying.
  • Move your feet to change direction.
  • Never lift from an unbalanced position. This means no lifting from one knee or reaching over another object to lift.
  • Never carry a load that blocks your view ahead.

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