Material Handling

It is important to think about your body while doing material handling in order to reduce your likelihood of experiencing back discomfort. Research shows that 8 out of 10 adults will have low back pain. It is important for each of us to take care of this invaluable tool... the spine.  Please contact if you would like any assistance establishing the best and safest way for you to handle items. 

EHS Ergo Team has loaner material handling equipment that you can be trained on and use in your work area

This checklist can serve as a job aid to provide you the basic principles for safe material handling

Access tips and tricks for safe lifting

Additional Resource

Booklet on ways to improve manual material handling