Manual Material Handling and Lifting Techniques Checklist.

  • 4.14.1. Are personnel who regularly perform manual lifting duties properly trained? Reference 4.4

  • 4.14.2. Does training instruction include information such as what PPE is required, what manual
    lifting devices are available and their proper use? Reference 4.4

  • 4.14.3. Is training documented IAW AFI 91-202? Reference 4.4

  • 4.14.4. Are manual materials handling activities kept to a minimum through the application and use
    of engineering controls when possible? Reference 4.5.1

  • 4.14.5. Are loads to be lifted manageable in both size and weight distribution? Reference 4.6

  • 4.14.6. Are objects to be lifted inspected for grease or other slippery substances that might cause the
    object to slip? Reference 4.6.1.1

  • 4.14.7. Do individuals seek assistance when it is necessary to move heavy or odd shaped items?
    Reference 4.6.3

  • 4.14.8. Are workers properly trained in team lifting techniques when they will be lifting heavy or
    odd shaped items? Reference 4.6.3.

  • 4.14.9. Is PPE provided and used when needed to protect the hands and feet of workers involved in
    manual materials handling activities? Reference 4.7.1

  • 4.14.10. Are wheeled hand trucks and dollies loaded so that the cargo is stable and the loads won't
    fall? Reference 4.9.1.5

  • 4.14.11. Is the rated capacity on all lever operated hoists permanently and conspicuously marked and
    easily visible? Reference 4.9.3.1.1

  • 4.14.12. Are hoists equipped with a device (ratchet and pawl or load brake) that prevents a
    suspended load from self-lowering and ensures loads are only lowered by operation of the hoist
    lever? Reference 4.9.3.1.2

  • 4.14.13. Are hoists inspected daily or prior to each use for items such as loose or worn parts, cracked
    or broken welds, deformed hooks or chain, and bent or deformed pawls? Reference 4.9.3.2

  • 4.14.14. Is an annual inspection accomplished on all MHE? Reference 4.9.3.3

  • 4.14.15. Are identification tags attached to hoists indicating date of inspection, date of proof test,
    capacity of hoist and identification number of hoist? Reference 4.9.3.4

  • 4.14.16. Do hoist users maintain records of all tests? Reference 4.9.3.5.1

  • 4.14.17. Are only approved lifting devices like slings used to lift loads? Reference 4.9.3.6.2

  • 4.14.18. Do material handlers remove finger rings and jewelry prior to working with materials or
    moving machinery? Reference 4.11.6

  • 4.14.19. Are materials neatly stacked and the height limited to minimize the possibility for the
    materials to fall or collapse? Reference 4.13.1

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