Safely Loading a Hand Truck -Part 2

In order to properly secure the load on the truck, tip the load forward and push the base of the hand truck under the load as far as it will go. You may need some help with this manoeuvre, depending on how heavy the load is that you are trying to shift. Take the heaviest object first if you are placing multiple objects on the hand truck. Heavier objects should be loaded first in order to keep the center of gravity low.

Hand trucks make shifting heavier objects from place to place a lot easier. It would be quite painful to shift all those heavy objects by hand. However, there is a possibility of injury when loading the heavy objects. Loading and unloading objects off of the cart requires plenty of bending at the waist, which puts a lot of pressure on the back. Performing this action too often can cause a repetitive strain injury.

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