Lifting Safety

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Mar 01, 2007
Take More Breaks to Avoid Back Injury at Work, Study Says

Workers who lift for a living need to take longer or more frequent breaks than they now do to avoid back injury, according to a new study at Ohio State University.

Source: Ohio State University

Dec 01, 2006
WorkSafeBC Lift/Lower Calculator

Ever wondered whether a weight was safe to lift? Our new lifting calculator helps estimate whether a lift has a low, moderate, or high risk of injury.

Source: WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC

Sep 01, 2006
Lifting Techniques (PDF)

A U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Information Bulletin, including illustrations, promoting better health through public awareness.

Source: York University

Aug 01, 2005
Reducing the Risk of Manual Materials Handling

Tasks such as carrying boxes or lifting crates lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries a year. Here are some steps you can take to assess the risks in your workplace and reduce this costly occupational hazard.

Source: Occupational Hazards

Aug 01, 2005
Manual Material Handling to Prevent Back Injury

If your job involves heavy labor or manual material handling, you may be in a high-risk category. Manual material handling entails lifting, but also includes climbing, pushing, pulling and pivoting.