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Lifting

Safe Lifting Procedures

Back strains can easily be prevented: Get close to the object. Bend at your hips and knees. Lift smoothly and slowly, keeping the object close to your body. Keep the load between your knees and shoulders. Pivot with your feet instead of twisting your back. • Store heavy items on middle shelves to reduce lifting. [...]

Manager’s Safety University

Ice Transport

Ice Transport Strains continue to be one of the most frequent and costly injury types for crew members across the country. Prevention is easy...

Profit Sheet: Strains and Lifting

Profit Sheets outline the top 10 major cost drivers for Owner/Operators in regard to employee injuries. Strains and lifting injuries have surpassed slips and falls as the number 1 injury type in some areas of the country. This sheet outlines the causes, solutions, and includes training links.

Maintenance Workers – People and Profits

Article on maintenance employees, and how their injury cost and frequency is much higher than any of the other employee classifications. Article reviews specific injuries and causes, as well as ways to reduce exposure to serious injuries amongst your maintenance workers.

QUICK PRINT: “Back” to Lifting

A review of why people have back injuries (hint - its not just the weight of the object lifted), and how to prevent back injuries. Note - in many areas, strains have now passed slips and falls as the number one employee injury type.

QUICK VIDEO: The Force of Improper Lifting

Video that reviews the forces involved when an employee lifts improperly.

Protecting Crew Backs

Review of methods to reduce back injuries and strains. Note - strains are now one of the top injury cost drivers at Owner/Operator stores across the country.