Manual Material Handling / Manipulación Manual de Cargas

Concise description:

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   slides for presenting and a handout in both English and Spanish can be found.

English Spanish
Original Authors:
Not indicated; produced as part of the OR-OSHA PESO-program.
Original affiliation, ownership:
Original affiliation: not indicated. Owner: OR-OSHA, Salem, Oregon, USA
Year of publication:
Charge for use or free:
Free of charge
Ergonomical Injury, Poisoning & External causes (e.g. Accidents) Musculoskeletal disorders / injuries Safety, Accident risk
Target group(s):
  • Workers or managers; or in vocational training
Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:
Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training
Time demand to complete the lesson or course:
Approximately one hour

Link to for additional material (slides, handout).
Part of the Oregon OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Program in Spanish (Programa en Español de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo de Oregon OSHA).

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