Safe Lifting – Easy as 1-2-3

Kid_lifting_pumpkin_mediumLifting is a part of many jobs. So much so that we sometimes don’t question what we are lifting or how we are ‘getting the job done’.

Unfortunately, many injuries occur when we fail to be mindful of the work at hand.

It’s important to recognize that safe lifting has as much to do about personal awareness on the job as it does physical strength. Remember, lots of strong workers injure their back every day.

The following is a tool to identify safe lifting tasks and recognize tasks that could be improved.