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Reducing stressful body movements in manual material handling

Reducing stressful body movements in manual material handling



Reducing stressful body movements in manual material handling

Provide all materials at a work level that is adjusted to the workers body size.

Ensure sufficient space for the entire body to turn.

locate objects within easy reach

Ensure that there is a clear & easy access to the load.

use slings and hooks to move loads without handles.

Balance contents of containers.

Change the shape of the load so the load can be handled close to the body.


Design of manual material handling shall allow the worker to do tasks without excessive bending and twisting.

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