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Easy Fixes: Lifting Paint Can

Hazard: Paint cans stacked on pallet require worker to lift without benefit of using leg muscles putting stress on back, arms, and shoulders (see photo 1).

Solution: Keeping paint can to body when lifting can from storage area will reduce stresses. Using two people to lift heavier cans will also reduce stresses on workers (see photo 2).

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Worker lifting paint cans stacked on pallet Two people lifting heavier cans


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