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CONDITION OF THE MONTH
APRIL 2008: Spring Cleaning
 

Ah, Spring! Time to make the windows sparkle, clean out the gutters and get the house spic and span. We have offered a few tips to remind you of proper body ergonomics as you go about cleaning. If the dust bunnies do you in, call us. We'll get you scheduled to help rid you of the aches and pains.

 
LADDER/WALL

 

GOOD:
When using a ladder, keep your body aligned with the wall area directly in front of you.

  BAD:
Never stretch to reach the area beside you. MOVE THE LADDER!
 
MOPPING/SWEEPING
 
GOOD:
Bend your leg to sweep or mop.
  BAD:
Do not bend with straight legs. Your back will be mad at you. Do not stretch far out to reach other areas. Take a couple of steps.
 
VACUUMING
 
GOOD:
Keep sweeper close to your body and walk with it.
  BAD:
Never stretch out far. This causes your back to overcompensate resulting in a sprain or strain.
 
TRIMMING
 
GOOD:
When it's time to use the trimmer, remember to work in the area directly in front of you.
 

BAD:
Do not stoop and stretch out with trimmer.

 
MOWING
 
GOOD:
Keep the lawn mower directly in front of your body, walking with it as you mow.
  BAD:
Ouch! Do not stretch to mow.
 
LIFTING
 
GOOD:
Always, always, always bend your knees to lift heavy (but not too heavy!) loads.
  BAD:
Never ever lift with legs straight, leaning over.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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