If an object is too heavy, or awkward in shape, make sure you have someone around who can help you lift.
Know Your Weights…
Building Material Unit Weight
Ladder, 8 ft step(fiberglass) 45 pounds
Fire Extinguisher, 20lb. ABC 33 pounds
Insulation, Fiberglass 2 pounds per cubic foot
Lumber 2x6 2 pounds per foot
Plywood ½ inch 45 pounds
¾ inch 68 pounds
Baled hay or straw 8-14 lbs per cubic foot
1 Gallon of Water 8 pounds
1 cubic foot of dirt 867 pounds
4 inch diameter steel pipe 12 pounds per foot
Keep these items in mind for reference when you go lift materials. What are some of the weights you may lift throughout the day?