Manual Material Handling: Manual Lifting and Material Handling

LiftingMaterial-handling demands in today’s electronic component manufacturing facilities are very diverse, but typically include a combination of lifting, handling and moving raw material, in-process components and finished products.

Sentry has identified the following manual material-handling risk factors:

• Frequency

• Weight

• Distance

• Position

• Posture

• Prolonged or static holding

• Personal limitations

You can help control and manage the insurance risks associated with manual material handling by implementing these tips for electronic component manufacturers:

Manual Lifting and Material Handling

Train employees to follow these recommended lifting procedures:

• Assess personal lifting capability

• Avoid lifting from the floor

• Do not twist or rotate at the waist while lifting

• Maintain good posture

• Wear shoes that provide effective traction

• Be sure the floor is clean and dry

• Stabilize rolling ladders, lift trucks and order picker units when accessing materials located in elevated racks or shelving

 

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