Improving Manual Material Handling

Lifting/Lowering in Your Power Zone:  Raise the Worker

Raise the worker so that the container is grasped 30"- 40" from the surface the worker is standing on.

Use a step stool   Use portable steps   Use catwalks or platforms
Use a portable work platform and adjust it to the height of the worker

Caution: When using portable steps, stools, catwalks, or other work platforms, follow all manufacturers' recommendations for proper use. Use only equipment appropriate to the weight, size, and shape of the load being handled.