Manual Material Handling: Administrative Approaches

Metalworking Administrative ApproachesMaterial-handling demands in today’s metalworking facilities are very diverse, but typically include a combination of lifting, handling and moving of raw materials, in-process materials and finished products.

To aid in manual material-handling safety, Sentry Insurance has identified the following risk factors:

• Frequency

• Weight

• Distance

• Position

• Posture

• Prolonged or static holding

• Personal factors

By being diligent in preventing employee and customer injuries, as well as property damage, you will help minimize accidents and help to reduce your insurance costs. You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with handling materials manually by implementing these tips:

Administrative Approaches

Supplement efforts to prevent back injuries by adopting administrative approaches, including:

• Job rotation

• Job enlargement

• Employee wellness, exercise and stretching programs

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