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Newsletter Article – III, 2; October 2011: Ergonomics of Safe Lifting and Asbestos Management

Ergonomics of Safe Lifting
The simple act of bending over to lift a 5 gallon water jug to place on a bubbler in your office can have far reaching issues that most people do not even stop to think about. Picking up that jug in the wrong way could lead to pain and discomfort that might last a few days or much longer.

Asbestos Management
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was commonly used throughout the 20th Century in building construction materials. Common asbestos containing materials (ACM) include, but are not limited to, insulation, shingles, floor tiles, and mastics.

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Volume III, Issue 2; October 2011