Manual Materials Handling (MMH)

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Manual Materials Handling (MMH)

Manutention manuelle des matériaux (MMM)

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Manual materials handling (MMH) involves lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling or holding, and is the most common cause of occupational fatigue and low back pain.

About three of every four Canadians whose job includes MMH suffer pain due to back injury at some time. Each year several thousand Canadian workers are permanently disabled by back injuries, while many others are unable to return to their former jobs.

This poster is filled with practical tips to help remind workers of how to lift and handle materials properly and safely in the workplace

Le travail de manutention manuelle est la cause la plus fréquente de fatigue professionnelle et de douleurs lombaires.

Environ trois Canadiens sur quatre dont le travail comprend des tâches de manutention manuelle souffrent de douleurs au dos à un moment ou un autre de leur vie. Chaque année, plusieurs milliers de travailleurs canadiens souffrent d'une incapacité permanente causée par des blessures au dos, tandis que d'autres sont incapables de reprendre leur emploi antérieur.

Cette affiche donne des conseils pratiques pour rappeler aux travailleurs comment soulever et comment manipuler correctement des matériaux sans s'exposer à des blessures au travail.

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Simple tips and measures
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource
Priority area