Proper and Safe Lifting and Carrying Training


OSHA has evaluated ways to help prevent lifting injuries. They specify two types of controls: engineering and administrative.

Engineering controls are used to redesign the workstation to minimize lifting hazards. Administrative controls include carefully selecting and training workers, so that they can perform their jobs safely.

Suggested administrative controls include:

Strength testing of existing workers: Studies have shown strength testing can prevent up to one-third of all work-related injuries. Through the strength-testing process, employers can discourage employees from performing tasks that exceed their strength capacities.

Employees should be trained to utilize proper lifting and carrying techniques that place minimum stress on the lower back.



Course Information:

  • Size up the load and check overall conditions
  • Check route for clearances and obstacles
  • Use a handcart or dollie, etc. when possible
  • Break down large and heavy loads
  • Know your limits
  • Seek help if necessary
  • Take extra care with awkward tasks
  • Hold the load close to your body
  • Look where you are walking
  • Take extra care carrying up and down stairs
  • Don’t twist your body, move your feet to turn

Course includes:

  • Manuals
  • Wallet cards
  • Tests
  • Records of training

Additional Information:



Algonquin Safety Training offers easy and convenient training location options to suit your preferences:

  • At Algonquin Safety Training facilities
  • On site, at your facility


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