Proper Lifting and Lowering Techniques
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Gain the tools needed to identify risks associated with certain tasks and to implement workplace controls to minimize the risk of injury.Work-related musculoskeletal disorders - including those created by improper lifting and lowering of objects - are among the most frequently reported causes of workplace injuries and lost work time. Employers are responsible for providing a workplace free from recognized hazards, and this includes minimizing the risk of injury from improper lifting and lowering. This topic will provide you with the tools you need to identify risks associated with certain tasks and to implement workplace controls to minimize the risk of injury. Learn when and how they are required to record and report ergonomic injuries from lifting and lowering.
AuthorsBrad M. Kushner, Stevens & Lee
What OSHA Standards Govern Lifting and Lowering in the Workplace?
What Types of Jobs Are Susceptible to Lifting and Lowering Injuries?
How Can I Assess Ergonomic Hazards Before They Occur?
What Types of Workplace Controls Can I Use to Prevent Lifting and Lowering Injuries?
How Should I Record and Report Lifting and Lowering Injuries?