Maintaining Body Stability and Balance
This 3 minute safety training video covers: What is center of gravity, how center of gravity affects our balance, what are the other factors affecting the stability of our body, how to properly reach an object, how to safely use a ladder when reaching for an object, how to properly carry or lift things, how to maintain your balance.
Inappropriate or incorrect use of equipment like ladders and standing on chairs or tables for reaching objects are common injury risks and 100% avoidable. Use three points of contact when climbing; don’t reach too far from left or right. If you are carrying items from one place to another make sure you balance the weight of the loads so your footing will be stable. Do not carry large loads up or downstairs, breaks the load into smaller or manageable loads it might take more time but the effort is worth saving from a fall.