Weight lifting tips

Picking up an object may seem relatively straightforward, but in fact, lifting
is the most common cause of low back pain at work in Canada.

Lifting tasks put your back, shoulders, arms, and neck at risk for injury. Risk
is maximized if the load is heavy, if a poor posture is used, or if the load is
lifted frequently or repeatedly over a given period of time.

By planning how lifts are to be performed, and preparing workers through
training, you can minimize the number and severity of injuries that could
happen at your workplace. Encourage workers to practice safe lifting and
handling techniques by displaying this poster where they are likely to be
lifting objects.

This poster is printed double-sided, with English on one side and French on the

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and readability.

Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the
information, it is understood that CCOHS makes no warranty as to the accuracy
or completeness of such information and assumes no liability for any damages or
loss suffered as a result of any inaccuracy or incompleteness therein.

Further Information - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety