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Lessons in lifting for binmen

Refuse collectors across the country are learning how to haul their loads Olympic-style. Weightlifter David Snowdon (pictured), who competed for Britain at the Barcelona Olympics, has helped local authorities and waste management companies train their staff to safely lift bins with methods adapted from squatting in lycra while grunting and sweating profusely. The training has proved a popular alternative in the waste management industry, which has the worst health and safety ...