1. Hazard identification

  • Task selected by attendees:

  • Hazard description:

  • 1. Handling loads away from the body

  • 2. Reaching upwards or handling loads above shoulder

  • 3. Handling loads from the ground

  • 4. Awkward postures

  • 5. Sustained postures

  • 6. Repetitive movement

  • 7. Heavy / awkward load

  • 8. Difficult to grasp

  • 9. Carrying load over a distance

  • 10. Carrying load on one side

  • 11. Sudden jerky movements

  • 12. Confined or restricted space

  • 13. Adverse climatic conditions

  • 14. Long duration, task length, fatigue.

  • Other:

2. Current Controls

  • Elimination

  • Substitution

  • Engineering/Isolation

  • Administration

  • PPE

3. Proposed Controls

  • Elimination

  • Substitution

  • Engineering / Isolation

  • Administration

  • Use larger muscles to lift and move

  • Bend at hips and knees, not in the lower back.

  • Keep weight/force close to the body and within base of support

  • Minimise work above shoulder height

  • Push rather than pull

  • Smooth movement

  • Ask for assistance

  • Reset the body by taking short rests

  • Take a moment to plan optimal posture

  • Other

  • PPE

4. Manual handling techniques appropriate for the task

  • List postures:

  • Other:

5. Demonstrate and practice technique

  • Has each participant demonstrated improved technique?

  • Comments

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