A bilingual (Spanish and English) training module for employers with Hispanic workers. The goal is to increase the awareness that material handling is the cause of a large number of injuries and illnesses. It is learned to identify the most common unsafe material handling practices leading to the injuries and illnesses. The module gives also insight into the anatomy of the back and teaches to apply the correct lifting principles. Some assignments are included.
The module can be downloaded from the website and printed for all employees.
The material is developed as part of the PESO program. On the website http://osha.oregon.gov/Pages/topics/material-handling.aspx slides for presenting and a handout in both English and Spanish can be found.