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Using Jacks Safely

* Jack Safety *

     This Tail Gate Safety Topic deals with one of the easiest pieces of equipment to operate: the jack. Many think there is nothing more to operating a jack than to putting it under the load, inserting the handle and jacking away. But every year there are lots of workers who are seriously hurt because they didn't use the jack correctly. To avoid having an accident of your own follow these simple, basic rules:

     A jack can slip out from under a load before you have to time get out of the way. Make sure you are using your jack the safe way. By following these simple Tale Gate Safety Topic rules you can keep from becoming an accident statistic.

* Give Safety A Lift *

We welcome comments about this article, and your requests for future topics.

     If you have a specific topic you would like to see covered here or that you may need for your company, please send an Email to our Tail Gate Safety Topics editor, Dave Miller at demiller@pacificemployers.com or to peinfo@pacificemployers.com. Thanks!

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