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ERIC Number: ED014572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 28
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Reference Count: 0
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TEACH THEM TO LIFT. SAFETY IN INDUSTRY--MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL HAZARDS SERIES.
CESTRONE, PATRICK F.
BASIC LIFTING TECHNIQUES TO HELP PREVENT INJURIES TO WORKERS ARE DESCRIBED AND ILLUSTRATED IN THIS BULLETIN. TEACHING TECHNIQUES ARE SUGGESTED. ONE SECTION INCLUDES A "DO-IT-YOURSELF" PROJECT CONTAINING PLANS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO BUILD A "HOW TO LIFT MODEL" WHICH CAN BE USED AS AN ECONOMICAL VISUAL TRAINING AID. PRINCIPLES OF SAFE LIFTING INCLUDE -- (1) CARRY THE LOAD CLOSE TO THE BODY, (2) KEEP THE BACK AS STRAIGHT AS POSSIBLE, (3) LIFT WITH THE LEG AND ARM MUSCLES, (4) HAVE A CLEAR VISION OVER THE LOAD, (5) GET HELP IF THE LOAD INTERFERES WITH NORMAL WALKING, (6) NEVER BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP, (7) BRING IN SUGGESTIONS WHEN YOU THINK SOME TYPE OF MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT WILL DO A BETTER JOB, AND (8) HOUSEKEEPING IS IMPORTANT. THIS REVISION WAS PREPARED IN THE OFFICE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, DIVISION OF PROGRAMING AND RESEARCH. THE DOCUMENT SIZE IS 6 BY 9 INCHES. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS GPO L16.3--110 FOR 15 CENTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20402. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Standards (DOL), Washington, DC.
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