Manual material handling in the workplace is concerned with the process in which an object is moved through spaces solely under the power of the human operator. Such activities may include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, lowering, and all other similar tasks. In addition, pushing a cart or using a mechanical assist is often included in the manual material handling category.

There should be no argument that manual material handling is a high risk activity in many industries. Statistics provide more than enough data to support this affirmation. Here are ... Read More