Proper Lifting Techniques

Proper Lifting Techniques

Updated Jan 20, 2021

 This lesson explains how to utilize proper lifting techniques when performing manual material handling tasks. In addition, you will be able to employ techniques to help prevent back injuries.

• Describe manual material handling activities in a work environment and everyday situations

• Identify variables that are required for the NIOSH Lifting Equation

• Discuss risk factors associated with manual material handling tasks

• Explain techniques that can be used to help prevent back injuries

• Determine common administrative and engineering controls to help prevent lifting injuries

• Demonstrate proper techniques when performing a lift alone

• Explain the proper technique when performing a lift with a team

• Discuss the disadvantages of using a back belt in an industrial environment