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For Your Own Well Being
Lift And Carry Safely;
Suggestions Are Listed
In his article in the last issue of the
Mill Whistle, Dr. J. A. Sanford, Medical
Director, pointed out the dangers of
improper lifting. He showed that cer
tain muscles in the body are large and
strong, capable of handling heavy loads.
Other muscles, he explained, are much
weaker and are not intended for heavy
work. Improper use of the abdominal
muscles can easily cause a strain and
is a most frequent cause of hernia.
All of us at work, at home, and at
play are continually lifting things, pick
ing them up and putting them down as
a part of our daily activities. Whether
we use correct lifting practices or
whether we are among the thousands
who receive strains or hernias each
year depends upon our learning the
proper lifting habits and exercising
good judgment and care in all lifting
Here are a few simple rules that will
help us form correct lifting habits:
1. Look over the object to decide the
best way to grasp it.
2. Place your feet close to the object
to be lifted.
3. Get a good grip on the load.
4. Bend your knees — keep your back
5. Keep the load close to your body.
6. Be sure you can see past the load.
7. Get help for large or heavy ob
8. In team lifting — cooperate with
After you have grasped and lifted
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the object in the proper manner, it is
then of importance how you walk with
A. D. Weaver, Rayon Mill, Completes 45 Years
A. D. Weaver (center), one of the long-service champions at Fieldcrest Mills,
is shown as he received congratulations on his 45th anniversary of continuous
service. Shortly after his shift began on the anniversary date, Tuesday, August 8,
Mr. Weaver was paid a surprise visit in the weave room at the Rayon Mill by Harold
W. Whitcomb, assistant general manager and Howard Barton, mill superintendent.
Mr. Weaver was presented with a box of candy and a letter from the management
expressing the Company’s appreciation for loyal and valuable services for 45 years.
A native of Patrick County, Va., Mr. Weaver worked for short periods in the
Carding Dept, at the Woolen Mill and in the Weaving Dept, at the Lily Mill (now
Rayon) early in 1905. He began work in the Weaving Dept, at the Rhode Island
Mill August 8, 1905, and has never been off the payroll since that time. He has been
a loomfixer for about 35 years, at the Rhode Island Mill and the Rayon Mill where
he has worked since August, 1930.
it when carrying the object from one
location to another. Here are some
points you will find worth keeping in
mind when carrying materials in your
1. Always carry the load close to the
2. Keep the back as straight as pos
3. Lift with the leg and arm muscles.
4. Always have a clear vision over
5. If the load interferes with normal
walking — get help.
6. Never be afraid to ask for help in
handling a load.
7. Bring in suggestions when you
think some type of mechanical equip
ment will do a better job.
8. Housekeeping is important. Trip
ping hazards or objects on the floor can
cause persons carrying a load to fall
and be seriously injured.
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nounce the arrival of a daughter, Lois,
Mr. and Mrs. George Allen, Jr., spent
Sunday with the former’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Allen, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bruffy an
nounce the arrival of a daughter, Sisley
Doloros, July 29 at Leaksville Hospital.
Mrs. Lilly Ramsey is the proud grand
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hall, Laverne
Hall and Mrs. Thelma Shelton visited
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Turner at Aber
deen Sunday. Mrs. Hall remained for
a week with her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Horsley, Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce Robertson, and Mrs.
Blanche Hall motored to the Skyline
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