Always use two hands when pushing or pulling. Do not pull with one arm extended behind your body,
Ensure that good visibility is possible without awkward motions such as twisting or stretching. If your vision is blocked when pushing a cart from the back, move to the front corner of the cart to push.
Keep your upper arms against your rib cage with your elbows in. Keep your hands at or slightly above waist level. Keep your feet shoulder width apart.
Bend your knees slightly and move the load by shifting your weight. For example, with one leg in front of the other, bend your knees and move the load by shifting your weight from your back leg to your front leg.
Inspect the vehicle from the exterior for any obvious defects or dangerous conditions prior to use.
Position seat, mirrors, radio, working papers, etc. at the start of your shift to your size and configuration.
Avoid keeping bulky or sharp objects in pants pockets or utility belts when seated for long periods of time.
Assess weight and position of heavy or awkward objects prior to moving them from the trunk, vehicle cargo area or bed. Beware of any load-shifting and respect the force of gravity on tilting objects or stacked materials.
Pay particular attention to road and walk surfaces.
Maintain high visibility of other motorists and use caution when stopping for loading or unloading.
Always wear your seatbelt no matter how short the trip.
Connecticut law prohibits the use of cell phones while driving.
The center of gravity of a hand or power tool should be aligned with the center of your gripping hand
Tools with angled handles or tools with pistol-grips are beneficial where the force is exerted in a straight line in the same direction as the straightened forearm and wrist, especially when the force must be applied horizontally.
Know the job before you start and select the right tools to perform the task(s).
Try not to bend your wrists when operating the tool.