Pushing & Pulling

Recognize the risks related to pushing and pulling and understand how to minimize your risk of injury.

  • Work in the Power Zone with your arms slightly bent, hands in front of your body.
  • Move your feet to improve body position and minimize end-range motion.
  • Know your limits. Seek assistance or use of available tools or equipment to assist.
  • Pushing is preferred. Square your shoulders in the direction of the push.
  • Establish firm footing. Position your feet, one foot slightly ahead of the other, leaning slightly in the direction of movement. Wear slip-resistant work shoes.
  • Slide, walk or roll heavy, less portable objects.



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