Safety Consulting & Training Services
Manual Material Handling Program
It is hard to imagine any organization that cannot benefit from a formal, controlled approach to material handling. If your organization manually moves products and materials by lifting, on carts (two and four wheel), roller conveyors or with manual/battery operated pallet movers, you would benefit from developing a Manual Material Handling Program.
The implementation of a material handling program should help to reduce the frequency and severity of musculoskeletal injuries. The program standardizes training, safe work practices and inspection procedures.
The purpose of the Manual Material Handling Program is to apply ergonomic principles and sound decision-making to the workplace in an effort to reduce the number of manual lifts thus decreasing workplace injuries and, where possible, increasing productivity, quality and efficiency. A proactive material handling approach focuses on making changes when risk factors have been identified, as well as incorporating automated material handling into the design phase of new facilities, equipment, tools and scheduling changes.
Program Responsibilities (Management, Material Handling Program Administrator, Department Managers and Supervisors, Employees)
Material Handling Equipment
Aisles and Passageways
Periodic Program Review