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Ergonomics in Material Handling


Ergonomics and Material Handling


 This 68-page booklet,Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling, is intended to help recognize high-risk manual material handling work tasks, so that you can choose effective options for reducing physical demands.




Simple Solutions Ergonomics for Construction Workers


 This 92-page booklet, Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers, provides simple solutions for floor and ground-level work; overhead work; lifting, holding, and handling materials; and hand-intensive work.




How much can you safely lift?


This interactive app, How much can you safely lift?, calculates the maximum safe lifting weight, with an additional limit for more than 45 degrees of twisting during lifting