National Safety Month
Tips to Help You Stay Safe
June is National Safety Month, and this holiday puts the spotlight on how you can stay safe at home, work, and beyond. Learn the steps you can take to ensure you stay safe when completing heavy-lifting tasks around your house.
National Safety Month: Tips to Help You Stay Safe when Lifting Heavy Objects
- Consider if you are actually capable and comfortable lifting heavy objects. However, it’s not the right job for everyone! With the risks for bodily harm, you should feel physically capable and confident you won’t get stuck trying to pivot around a corner.
- Get help. Furniture tends to be bulky, and you’ll likely need a partner or two to help you move it. You should also be mindful of the capabilities of the person you ask, and be sure to let them know it’s okay if they are not comfortable helping you.
- Use the right tools. There are tools to make the process easier for you. Forearm straps can distribute the weight more easily, and you can get sliders to put under furniture feet to make it easier and safer to slide around. Plus, we recommend having a blanket to cover furniture to protect it.
- Lift the right way. Lifting with your back is one of the most common causes of injury with heavy lifting. Instead of bending down at your waist, use your knees, starting in a squat position and lifting up.
Let Us Do The Heavy Lifting.
Skip the stress of ensuring perfect form and have JDog Junk Removal & Hauling do the heavy lifting. In addition to hauling junk, we also provide labor services to help you safely move heavy items around your home, saving your back, furniture, and walls. The Veterans and Military family members at JDog approach every task with the same values we lived by during our time serving our country: Respect, Integrity, and Trust. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a service.