Manual lifting is a common task in many workplaces, but it can also be a significant source of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) if not performed safely. MSDs are injuries or disorders that affect the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, or spinal discs. It's important for employers to ensure that their workers are properly trained in manual lifting techniques to prevent MSDs.
Here are some best practices for manual lifting:
By implementing these best practices, employers can promote safe manual lifting and prevent MSDs in the workplace. It's important for employers to prioritize safety by providing the necessary resources and support to ensure that workers are properly trained in manual lifting techniques and that mechanical aids are available when needed.
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