Move It Safely: Avoiding Injury While Moving Materials
Concise Length 10 min
Two of the main causes of injuries to material handling workers are attempting to show off to their co-workers and not wanting to take time to get the proper equipment or ask for help. This leads to workers struggling to lift and carry materials which are too heavy to be moved safely. In order to move objects safely, employees must be well trained in safe material handling techniques while also maintaining the proper attitude and state of mind to use their training each time they lift or move an object. This program discusses the techniques, precautions and safe work practices employees should follow so that when an object must be moved, they can "move it safely." Topics include preparing to move a load, manual lifting techniques, use of hand trucks, carts and dollies and handling pallets safely.