Improving Manual Material Handling

Alternatives 1. Change the Container

Instead of lifting and pouring from the drum, insert a siphon or a pump.

Large drum   Large drum

Caution: To prevent cross-contamination, chemical incompatibility, and flammability hazards, do not interchange pumps or siphons among different containers.

Increase the size of the container or the weight of the load so that it is too large to handle manually.

Man carrying a small sack