Lifting Back Safety Checks

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Lifting & Back Safety Checks

Safe Practices

1. Are materials moved manually by workers?


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2. Have employees been provided with training in safe lifting principles?


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3. Are workers observed lifting incorrectly?


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4. Have workers been directed to report symptoms of ergonomic stress like back pain, strains, sprains, ligament tears, etc. to management?


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5. Are the lead workers and supervisors trained to spot ergonomic risk factors?


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6. Are work surfaces, conveyors and packing equipment adjustable to allow different sized workers to work comfortably?


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7. Is there an Ergonomic Safety Program in place; is it documented and accessible to workers?


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8. When lifting is required, are workers required to manually lift more than 50 Lbs on a regular basis during a shift?


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9. Are workers required to manually lift objects from the floor or from above shoulder height?


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10. Are workers required to operate tools or equipment activated by squeezing a "trigger" during an entire shift?


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11. Does the company provide back braces, wrist supports or other ergonomic support equipment to workers?


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12. Are workers allowed to work overtime?


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13. Do supervisors use fatigue management avoid ergonomic injuries?


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