Manual Material Handling Safety Tips (WSPS)

Developed by: WSPS (Workplace Safety and Prevention Services)

Description: A summary checklist that encourages safe manual material handling practices at work. Most of the information is focused on lifting and lower objects. The recommendations here are based on being prepared for the workplace tasks, using back-safe techniques, and good work organizational practices. It also includes a space for workers to sign off on any training they received around these recommendations.

This is one of three resources by this developer about manual materials handling; this one emphasizes good practices for workers and contains specific tips.

Keywords:  lift, lower, carry, move, back, hold, grip, grasp, technique, safety, practices, safety, organization

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Manual Materials Handling (WSPS) - Hyperlink (3-page pdf)