Inevitably lifting is something most of us will do during a regular days work. It is important we use proper lifting techniques whenever lifting or placing objects. As we discuss in our morning safety meetings the importance of using the proper Personal Protective Equipment. It is equally important to plan out the route we intend to take while carrying an object and make sure all trip hazards have been properly mitigated. Properly positioning your feet shoulder width apart, bending your knees, lift with your legs, and lifting the objects close to your body will help protect yourself from straining or even throwing your back out. The RECON policy is, anytime an object weighs over fifty pounds there needs to be a second person to assist in lifting.