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Body Mechanics for Back Safety

  • A Safer Way to Get Out of Bed
    Something as simple as getting out of bed properly can help to ease strain on your back and prevent injury.
  • Back Health: How to Turn Safely
    Although your spine and the muscles that support it are meant to be flexible, it’s important not to twist the spine when you turn.
  • Good Sleeping Posture Helps Your Back
    Regardless of what sleeping position you prefer, keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned.
  • How to Bend Properly
    Bending properly can help you avoid back strain and injury. Here are some tips for proper bending.
  • Sitting Pretty: Protect Your Back
    If you must sit for long periods, get up from your chair several times an hour and move around.
  • Stand Up for Good Posture
    Keep your feet shoulder-width apart, with one foot placed slightly in front of the other. Bend your knees slightly.
  • The Right Way to Push and Pull
    Pushing and pulling objects can affect your back, as well as your arms and legs. Follow these tips to help protect your back.
  • Tips for Safer Lifting
    When carrying the load, keep it close to your body. Don’t twist your back—keep your shoulders and hips in line with each other.