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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

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.