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and slide the box to the edge of the table. Once in place I would have them place a cart (with an adjustable platform) in place to slide the box onto that in order to lower the box to the floor. If that’s a no go then again have them test the weight, grab a partner if needed and using proper lifting techniques lower the box to the floor. Steps for utilizing proper lifting:Test the weight of the boxIf needed (weight is more than 45-50lbs) get assistance
Slide the box to the edge of the tableFirmly grasp the box Without twisting and ensuring no trip hazards step back from the table With a good base and without utilizing the lower back slowly lower the box to the floor bending the legsIf using a partner same method until removing box from tableSide step from table and lower the box in unison with the partner.In both instances avoid placing fingers under the box when lowering it to the ground. I’ve learned over the years that it’s usually best to slightly step forward to create a better base than to leave the feet shoulder width apart. If one foot is slightly in frontof the other then there is a better platform for lowering the load. Practicing even with lighter loads gets the muscle memory going so that is second nature to use proper techniques instead of taking a short-cut and injury yourself. Each of us reacts habitually when we see money on the ground; we bend over and pick it up. Describe how you would get employees to avoid improper bending to pick up items from the ground in situations such as this. Use the four Es: empowerment, encouragement, education, and enlightenment.
Your response should be 200 words.Empowerment – authority or power given to someone to do something. Encouragement – the action of giving someone support, confidence or hopeEducation – an enlightening experience