Shoveling (CCOHS)

Developed by: CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)

Description: This resource describes how shovel and spade design and use can affect worker’s health. It includes recommendations for selecting the appropriate tool for the job, scooping & throwing loads with the tool, and general good practices with shovels and spades. 

This is one of a series of 20 guidelines for common workplace tasks created by this developer. You can access them by clicking on the “Back to Ergonomics” link at the top right of this resource.

Keywords: shovel, dig, spade, construction, snow, scoop, tool, back, shoulder, guide

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