Safe Lifting at Work Infographic

Preview image of Safe Lifting at Work Infographic poster
English / French

27.9 cm by 43.2 cm

11 in by 17 in

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Many tasks at work involve lowering, pushing, pulling, carrying, holding, or restraining objects. This manual materials handling is the most common cause of occupational fatigue, low back pain and lower back injuries. Lifting is always hazardous, but the level of hazard depends on what you are handling, what the task is, and what the conditions are at the workplace or work site.

Share this infographic that outlines how employers can decrease lifting demands, steps to lift safely, and some tips for workers.

We also offer a fast facts card of this infographic for handing out in person.

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Infographics are designed to be read online, so we encourage you to share them to your online social networks and e-mail. When printing our infographics, please note that they are optimized for 11 by 17 inch paper. We also develop larger posters ideal for printing and display, based on the guidance offered in our infographics.

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