Be Safe Tuesday: Use Ergonomics Safety Tips

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Ergonomics Definition:  The study of a human’s physical ability in relation to the demands of work.

Use proper techniques when lifting.

  1. Examine the load and the surrounding area
  2. Step into the load as you lift
  3. Turn feet in direction of movement
  4. Straddle the load with your feet
  5. Bend knees when lifting a load
  6. Keep back straight by looking up
  7. Maintain a firm, balanced grip on the load
  8. Position load close to the body and avoid twisting
  9. Use your forward momentum to help with the lift
  10. Use smooth, controlled movements
  11. If the load is too heavy, too large or too awkward…stop and get help