Safe lifting and carrying techniques, adapted from Brookhaven National Laboratory, Safety Requirement for a Safe Workplace.
Proper methods of lifting and handling protect against injury. Proper lifting makes work easier. You need to "think" about what you are going to do before bending to pick up an object. Over time, safe lifting technique should become a habit.
Make it a habit to follow the above steps when lifting anything-even a relatively light object.
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