To prevent strains and sprains: If you’re not sure you can handle the load, get help from another worker or break it down into smaller parts. If you can’t break it down, use a mechanical lifting device.
Carry loads close to your body, keeping as much of it as you can at waist level.
When carrying a load, try to avoid bending or twisting.
There’s less strain on your body if the work is positioned between your shoulders and waist, with a waist high level being the most neutral and comfortable.
Gloves with rubber dots on the surface increase grip stability on surfaces that are slippery (e.g., wet items or items without handles).
On hot days, consider wearing loose-fitting, light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to prevent heat-related illness.
On hot days, take frequent breaks to drink cold water, and make sure that ample cold water is available. Four (4) 8 ounce cups of water per hour is recommended.
Keep track of your coworkers. You all need to watch out for each other. If anyone looks like they are not okay, check them out.
On hot days, choose water over sodas and other drinks containing caffeine or sugar.
Bumps and blows to the eyes can be helped if a cold compress is applied for 15 minutes to reduce pain and swelling.