Part 2: Test the Load

The following are lifting principles to encourage safe lifting mechanics:

Part 2: Test the Load

Testing the load before lifting ensures the load is not above a person’s maximal capabilities. This prevents a surprise when lifting which could place a person at high risk. For example, a small package may be very heavy or a large package may be very light. Injury can occur when attempting to accommodate the load.

This ergo-tip is a part of an ergo-tip series about safe lifting mechanics. Please visit the table of contents at http://www.ergo-motion.com/category/ergo-tips/ for other available posts. There will be one post released every Tuesday.