Just Lift It Better On and Off the Job Zero Stress Think of your Kinetic Chain The body is made up of a series of joints. From your toes to your nose, you have a chain- link of moveable joints. If one joint does not move properly, the ones above and below it have to work abnormally hard. Try going up stairs while keeping your knee straight and you’ll quickly see the problem with bad joint movement. Its only ten pounds what's the risk Stress or No Stress your choice Plan ahead before lifting. Lift close to your body. Feet shoulder width apart. Bend your knees and keep your back straight. Tighten your stomach muscles. Lift with your legs. If you're straining, get help. But I'm sitting Stressed Lifting vs. Zero Stress How much does your head weight The action compounds the stress No Ilean’s in the Company Reduce the lifting Stress Zero Strength More Brains Posture and Motion Work Level Oilfield Incident Back Reduction Zero Impact on your Spine Zero Stress • Never bend your back to pick something up. It's just not worth the damage that improper lifting technique can cause. • Hold the object close to your body. You are a much more stable lifter if you're not reaching for an object. • Don't twist or bend. Face in the direction you are walking. If you need to turn, stop, turn in small steps, and then continue walking. • Keep your eyes up. Looking slightly upwards will help you maintain a better position of the spine.