Is That Safe to Lift? [2621]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Eisenman

   Mark Reams, Ergonomist, NA

Track: Ergonomics and Overexertion
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate


This session reviews how to evaluate the safety of lifting tasks. This discussion shares simple lifting assessments and focuses on using the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation for more in-depth analysis of lifts. The presenter shares techniques that simplify the use of this method and make it easier to use. He also reviews how to evaluate lifting tasks that aren't normally addressed by the NIOSH Lifting Equation.

Learning Objectives:
Identify which method to use to evaluate lifting tasks for safety
Recognize the limitations of the NIOSH Lifting Equation
Describe lifting tasks using the simple quick-check, and the more in-depth NIOSH Lifting Equation

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  EPA: 1
  Sanitarian: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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Is That Safe to Lift?

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