Many jobs require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, lowering and raising materials by hand. These job tasks are often referred to as manual materials handling. Staff who lift or perform other materials handling tasks may be at risk for back or other injuries. These injuries may be prevented by redesigning jobs and practicing safe lifting.
Table of Contents
- Redesigning jobs and job tasks
- How to lift safely
- Stretches for people who lift
- Back basics in the office
- Campus resources