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SAFETY - LIFTING SAMPLE

• Store heavy items on lower shelves.

• Use an approved sturdy ladder for reaching upper shelves.

• Avoid strains when lifting by following the correct procedure which is: face item to be lifted; keep back straight; take a firm grip on the item and then push up with your leg muscles; do not lift with your back or in a twisted or awkward position.

• Get help before lifting or moving heavy or awkward items. Use the buddy system.