Imagine that you are leading a training event to help prevent back injuries, and you
are teaching students the proper way to lift. Describe, in detail, your recommended steps for
lifting a box from a tabletop and placing the box on the floor in a way that would not create
any pain or ergonomics issue(s).
Your response should be 200 words.
You start by assessing the box to determine if you can safely and effectively lift the box injuring yourself.
If the box is heavy or if the shape of the box will make lifting awkward, please ask for assistance.
types of lifts should not be performed alone as you may injury yourself or the contents of the box.
Before lifting the box decide where you are going to move the box and make sure that the path to the
destination is free of obstacles.
Once you are ready to lift the box, center yourself over the box with your
feet shoulder width apart.
Slide the box close to your body.
Stand close enough to the box that you are
not leaning forward or have to stretch your arms out to reach the box.
Grab the box firmly with both
hands and tighten your core.
Back straight and knees slightly bent, lift the box.
Bring the box as close to
your body as you can get it.
Elbows to your sides and bent, forearms parallel to the floor.
from the table by pivoting your feet and try to avoid twisting at the waist while you turn.
box close to your body move to the location you want to place the box.
Always look where you are going
to make sure you do not run into anything.
When you reach your destination, with your back straight
bend your knees and squat down to the floor.
Extend your elbows and place the box on the floor.