Safety Brief - Lifting is a breeze when you bend at the knees!
Poor lifting can weigh you down. Lifting heavy items is one of the biggest causes of injury in the workplace. Improper heavy lifting can lead to:
- Back injuries
- Strains and sprains
Use smart lifting practices and work in your power zone to avoid injuries.
- Always bend at the knees when lifting an object.
- If an object is too heavy, get help.
- Use equipment, like a hand truck, to do the heavy lifting.
- Turn with your legs, not your back.