Strong Push and Pull

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STRONG POSITIONSFORPUSHING AND PULLING : 

STRONG POSITIONSFORPUSHING AND PULLING

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Remember Safety At Home

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Capacity For Pushing and Pulling

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Slide Leverage Seek Assistance

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1. When lifting and lowering, our bodies tend to be at a disadvantage. 3 Important Points Be sure to use your body to your advantage. Leaning can increase the risk of a slip.

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3 Important Points 2. Select and use the stronger body motions to start. Use leg muscles to push Use both hands Position our body so that our work is directly in front of us 3. Control the load on inclined surfaces

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Lean forward when pushing Lean back when pulling Use Body Weight When Pushing/Pulling

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Lean forward when pushing Lean back when pulling Use Body Weight When Pushing/Pulling

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Pull When: Load is too high to see over, Passing through pedestrian doors, Going over obstructions. Maintain A Clear View Of The Walk Path Pulling vs. Pushing

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The area within our range of motion that gives us the maximum strength. Hands in front of the body positioned from slightly above or near waist level up to the arm pits. Push and Pull In Your Power Zone

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Aligning Your Body for Push or Pull Feet: About shoulder width apart. Torso: (Push) Lean slightly forward throughout the movement. (Pull) Lean Slightly backward. Arms: Bent slightly. Hands: In front of the body positioned from slightly above or near waist level. Shoulders: Square shoulders to the direction of movement. Rule of Thumb

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Shoulder and Arm Pushes and Pulls Strong Motions Shoulder flexion is in the mid range Arm extensions are in the mid range Avoid End Range Motions Shoulder rotation Hands above head

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Inclined Surfaces Lean into the load as you are going uphill. Don’t loose control as you go downhill.

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1. Use Your Power Zone 2. Avoid End Range Motions 3. Know Your Limits 4. Get Secure Footing The 7 Keys For Pushing and Pulling

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1. Use Your Power Zone 2. Avoid End Range Motions 3. Know Your Limits 4. Get Secure Footing 5. Maximize Use of Leg Strength 6. Push Instead of Pulling Where Practical 7. Slide, Walk or Roll Heavy Less Portable Objects The 7 Keys For Pushing and Pulling Safe Pushing and Pulling: Those Are Our Choices!

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