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TIDYING UP YOUR home and yard is physically demanding—involving lots of bending,
stretching, lifting and climbing—especially
after a season that usually requires less activity
than usual. Every spring, according to Health
Canada, ladder-related, raking-related and
lawn-mowing-related injuries are treated in
hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and
clinics. Frequent injuries include cuts, bruises,
sprains and fractured bones, not to mention
pulled and sore muscles and injured backs.
The Canadian Orthopaedic Association
( http://owl.coa-aco.org) urges people to take
the proper safety precautions to reduce the
number of spring-cleaning-related accidents.
Here are some of their guidelines for accomplishing spring-cleaning projects:
■ Stretch and perform proper warm-ups
prior to starting cleanup projects around the
home, such as painting or gardening.
■ Pace yourself: Don’t spend six hours at it
on the very first day.
■ Proper techniques for lifting, carrying
and bending should be part of any project.
■ Use a step stool instead of furniture
when dusting hard-to-reach areas.
■ Ladders used for chores such as washing