Manual Handling Safety Toolbox Talk
What is Manual Handling?
Manual handling means transporting or supporting a load by hand or bodily force. It includes lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying, or moving loads. A load can be an object, person, or material.
Manual Handling Factors
Heavy, bulky, or unwieldy, difficult to grasp, unstable or likely to move unpredictably, harmful, e.g. sharp, hot, too large for the handler to see over or around.
Gender, medical conditions, experience, training, knowledge, etc.
Repetitive movement, stooping needed, vertical distances, twisting needed during work
Space available, light, temperature, slips, and trips opportunities
Improper manual handling can result in serious internal and/ or external injuries at the workplace.
Try to lift heavy loads unsafely
Wear inappropriate personal protective equipment
Work under peer pressure
Use your back to lift the loads
Work under dark conditions
Position the body in an awkward position
Travel long vertical distances while handling loads
Transport liquid loads being un-closed
Do manual handling without appropriate personal protective equipment
Work at well-lit areas
Use mechanical aids to prevent manual handling
Take sufficient breaks to resuscitate your body
Use thigh muscle to lift and move
Use appropriate personal protective equipment
Practice team lift to reduce effects
Ensure to reduce the loads as maximum as possible
Avoid poor bodily posture under load
I hope, you understand about the Manual Handling Safety Toolbox Talk.
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