Before You Lift
Know what you are lifting and how you will lift it.
Be aware of the weight of the object.
Determine whether or not it’s safe to lift on your own.
Make sure the work area is flat, dry and clear of debris.
CHECK YOUR PATHWAY
Make sure the lift pathway is clear .
Remove any tripping hazards or debris.
Check for any wet or slick surfaces.
USE ERGONOMIC EQUIPMENT
Use lift assists, forklift, dolly, cart, hand truck or hoist .
Make sure you are trained before using the equipment.
GET HELP WHEN NEEDED
When lifting awkward or heavy loads, utilize a two person lift .
Make sure you lift at the same time and keep the load level.
WEAR PROPER PPE
Wear proper required protective shoes and gloves