aware of both manual handling safety concerns and safe equipment operating techniques. Employees should avoid overloading equipment when moving materials mechanically by letting the weight, size, and shape of the material being moved dictate the type of equipment used.
All materialshandling equipment has rated capacities that determine the 3 Foreword Manual material handling (MMH) work contributes to a large percentage of the over half a million cases of musculoskeletal disorders reported annually in the United States. Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling. James J. Galante Chairman EASE Council Material Handling Industry of America Charlotte, North Carolina. Established 1945 Manual Material Handling? The effects of manual material handling represent the biggest single contributor to worker Safe Manual Material Handling Many jobs require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, lowering and raising materials by hand.
These job tasks are often referred to as manual materials handling. Staff who lift or perform other materials handling tasks may be at risk for Overview of Material Handling. Material handling (MH) involves shortdistance movement that usually takes place within the manual labor. 9. Environmental Principle. Environmental impact and energy consumption should be Enables the use of standardized material handling equipment.
Figure 1. Unit vs. bulk handling of material. 4. Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling The Team EASE Council MHIA CalOSHA Consultation Services NIOSH University of California, Davis UC Berkeley Ergonomics Program Ergonomics Center of North Carolina Johnson& Johnson CNA NIOSH Manual Material Handling (MMH) Checklist (pdf 85KB) Hazard Evaluation Checklist for Lifting, Carrying, Pushing, or Pulling (pdf 80KB) Ergonomics Awareness Worksheet (pdf 61KB) Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling was prepared for publication by the CalOSHA Consultation Service, Research and Education Unit, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of Industrial Relations.