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16 November 2015

When lifting objects from the floor

Ergonomics experts CS Body Health say this is how you should lift a heavy object from the floor: 1. Open your legs enough to allow yourself to bend your knees to 90 degrees while maintaining your spinal s-curve (the so called 'straight' back). 2. Bring yourself close enough to the object to hug it. 3. Lift it up, holding it underneath and keeping it close to yourself 4. Straighten your legs and move your feet in the direction of the offload point. Always make sure your feet are facing the direction that you're moving in to protect your knees.

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