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Health and Safety: Teaching Tools
A C T I V I T I E S
ACTIVITY 1

Lifting - Right vs Wrong

Suggested Activity: While displaying Slide 18, ask the class the following questions:

Lifting: Right vs Wrong

  1. Is she lifting this box properly?
  2. If not, why not?
  3. What could she do to lift properly?

Suggested Responses:

  • Her back is upright (this is a "good body position").
  • The load is held too far away from the body.
  • If it is heavy, she will need to get help.