How to Lift Safely

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How to Lift Safely
Type of item
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
CCHST
Provider (Original)
CCHST

Description

If your work involves lifting, you are likely at some risk for injury, especially to your lower back. In fact, lifting is the most common cause of low back pain at work in Canada.

The number and the severity of injuries may be greatly reduced by preparing and planning for the lift, and practicing safe lifting and handling techniques.

Visually remind workers about the importance of preparation and proper lifting methods by displaying this poster wherever they may be lifting objects at the workplace.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource
Poster
Priority area
Prevention