Manual Material Handling: Evaluation

EvaluationMaterial-handling demands in today’s plastics and rubber goods processing 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 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 manual material handling by implementing Sentry’s solutions for plastics and hard goods processors.


• Charge management with the responsibility of identifying problems, as well as developing and integrating solutions

• Form a task force or committee with the mission of prioritizing problem tasks, assessing hazards and developing solutions and proposals

• Evaluate overall manufacturing processes to identify unnecessary manual material-handling

• Evaluate current product flow for opportunities to maximize efficiencies and reduce bottlenecks

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