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    • Pitney Bowes Lifting & Back Safety August 31, 2006
      • Be aware of the weight of the object you are trying to lift. Test the weight before committing.
      • Be aware of your personal limitations and the lifting requirements.
      • Be aware of items that must be lifted with a partner.
      • Be aware of clearance and “catch” hazards.
      • Be aware of Newton’s 3 rd law: “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. This law controls every lift.
      Awareness is Fundamental 2
    • Dangers of Improper Lifting
      • The back is the most common victim of improper lifting, however the whole body is at risk.
      • Other people – an aborted lift can injure a helper or passerby.
      • The material being lifted which may be fragile and expensive.
      • The work area – walls are frequent targets of dropped loads.
      • Serious hazards – when lifting metal loads near electrical sources that may be exposed nearby.
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    • Unlikely suspects of Hazardous Lifting
      • Paper – In the copy business this the greatest and most common lifting hazard.
      • Copy paper weighs more than you think.1, 500 sheet ream of 20# paper in the following sizes weighs:
        • 8.5x11 – 5 Lbs.
        • 8.5x14 – 6 Lbs. 7 Ozs.
        • 11x17 – 10 Lbs.
        • A 5,000 sheet case of 8.5x11 weighs 50 Lbs.
      • Copiers are often located in somewhat confines spaces which makes loading paper more difficult and acts as a weight multiplier.
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    • Best Reasons to Lift Safely
      • Look in the mirror, no one benefits from if you are injured and no one but you will feel your pain!
      • Not only will you not be able to do the things that you enjoy doing if you are injured, but the most basic activities can become a major, and painful effort.
      • Interacting with family members and friends may be severely restricted.
      • Missed work affects co-workers and customers. Promotional opportunities may be missed during an absence.
      • Lost overtime may cause a financial hardship.
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    • In Summation
      • Awareness – Of all aspects of lifting.
      • Dangers – To people, loads and surroundings.
      • Unlikely Hazards – Loads and surroundings combine to create hazards.
      • Best Reason for Safety – YOU!
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