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Safety Tips

Don’t Take a Chance on Your Back

Back injuries account for almost 20% of workplace injuries or illnesses, and it is VERY preventable.

When lifting or moving something, keep these safety tips in mind.

  • Test the weight of what you are preparing to lift by pushing it with your hands or feet. If there is a question on an item being too heavy, ask for help.
  • Keep your feet comfortably apart.
  • Bend at your knees, not your back.
  • Keep objects close to your body.
  • Tighten your stomach muscles.
  • Never lift and twist.