Michigan State University

Housework

Ergonomic Sweeping/Mopping

  • Keep your back straight and use your hands
  • Don’t bend or twist your back
  • Bend at the knees, not waist, to lift mop bucket

Ergonomic Painting

  • Take frequent breaks to prevent fatigue
  • Use a ladder when painting at a height
  • Instead of reaching to cover a large area, move your whole body
  • Use a shelf to hold paint cans