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Years ago I watched a safety video on proper lifting techniques.  The video started with a man being prepped for back surgery.  His back had gone out while picking up a screw driver.  The video emphasized that his back wasn’t in good shape, and it was coincidental that it went out while he was doing such an easy task.  While picking up one heavy box won’t necessarily “break your back,” repeatedly using improper lifting techniques will, over time, take a toll.  On the other hand, I remember one time in particular when I needed to pick up box (I think it weighed about 25lbs) and I “looked ahead and lifted with my legs.”  As I brought the box up, I actually felt a little “energized.”  I can’t think of any other way to say it.  It honestly felt good to …

Be Safe!

Keith Steele

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