22 Lifting

221 Preparation

Lifting is such a part of our everyday jobs that most of us do not give it much thought. However, it is often done incorrectly, resulting in a significant number of injuries. Contractors who lift and carry objects can avoid injuries by taking a few simple precautions:

  1. Before lifting, survey the area around the object and the route to be traveled.
  2. Make sure there is no obstruction or spillage that could cause you to trip or slip.
  3. Size up the load, and do not attempt to lift overly heavy or cumbersome objects without help.