Manual Materials Handling (MMH)

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Manual Materials Handling (MMH)
Type of item
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
CCOHS
Provider (Original)
CCOHS

Description

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.

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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
Simple tips and measures
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource
Poster
Priority area
Prevention