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Due to major system maintenance, you will not be able to request items through MeLCat beginning on November 18, 2015.  Renewals for MeLCat items will still be possible until December 2, 2015.  The system should be available for requesting again in early December.  If you are MSU faculty, student or staff, please try Uborrow.  Our community borrowers will not have access to interlibrary loan through MSU during that time. For more information, please read this MeLCat Server Migration FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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