Basic Steps for Lifting Something

Posted by Santosh Kumar Menon on Mar 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has expressed to follow these basic steps whenever you need to lift something:

Best way for lifting something Blog

  • Face the object and position yourself close to it.
  • Bend at your knees, not your waist, and squat down as far as you comfortably can.
  • As you prepare to lift, tighten your stomach and keep your buttocks tucked in.
  • Lift with your legs, not your back muscles.
  • Don't try to lift the object too high — don't raise a heavy load higher than your waist; keep a light load below shoulder level.
  • Keep the object close to you as you lift it.
  • If you need to turn to set something down, don't twist your upper body. Instead, turn your entire body, moving your shoulders, hips, and feet at the same time.
  • Ask for help lifting anything that's too heavy.

Topics: Key to Wellness, Posture, Pain, Injury

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