Manual Materials Handling (WSPS)

Developed by: WSPS (Workplace Safety and Prevention Services)

Description: A comprehensive reference document about how to safely lift, carry, lower, move, or interact with handheld objects at work. It includes Ontario/Canadian legislation around manual materials handling, a description of potential manual materials handling hazards, and ways to control or manage those hazards. Information is presented as a set of point-form lists with appropriate headings and subheadings.

This is one of three resources by this developer about manual materials handling; this one contains the most detail and the largest scope.

Keywords:  lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hand, hold, grip, grasp, hazard, risk, control, prevention, safety, legislation

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