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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. To help prevent lifting injuries at work such as back sprains, pulled muscles, wrist and elbow injuries and other related injuries, try these safe lifting techniques.

  • Stand close to the object.
  • Squat down and bend at the knee.
  • Lift slowly.
  • Keep the load close to your body.
  • Carry small loads.
  • If it’s too heavy, ask for help.

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