Offices have a lot of stuff to move, and professional movers need to know how to get the job done without injuring themselves. Even the most fit people can suffer injuries if they donât follow the right techniques, and this can slow down the move in addition to sidelining an employee. Watch this video on rules to help your moving team avoid lifting injuries when preparing for relocation in New York City.
No matter how strong you are, you should use the right methods when lifting heavy objects. Always keep your back straight and use your knees and hips to lower yourself, rather than bending over the load with your back. Stay close to the object and use a wide stance for leverage. If an object appears to be heavier than 40 pounds, find a partner to help you move it, even if you think you can handle it yourself.