Eliminate the risk!
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, handling is deﬁned as: ‘Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with the hand or hands.’ The overall view is that manual material handling tasks expose workers to physical risk factors including fatigue and injury. Aspects to be aware of include- awkward postures; repetitive motions; forceful exertions; pressure points and static postures.
- Employees lifting completed trusses and stacking them IS considered a manual material handling task
- Having a team lifting policy- STILL a manual material handling task!
- Ignore it- I’ve never had an issue- Why now?
- Eliminate the risk while at the same time increase your plant productivity and efficiency!
28 June, 2019