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SAFE Manual Material Handling. INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION HERE. Presentation Outline. Background (10 Min) Risks for Injury (20 Min) Best Practices (25 Min) Questions (5 Min). Section 1 Background. Basic Anatomy Signs and Symptoms Treatment of injury. Basic Anatomy.

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SAFE

Manual Material Handling

INSERT YOUR ORGANIZATION HERE

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Background (10 Min)
  • Risks for Injury (20 Min)
  • Best Practices (25 Min)
  • Questions (5 Min)
section 1 background
Section 1Background
  • Basic Anatomy
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Treatment of injury
basic anatomy
Basic Anatomy
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSI)
    • Mus-cu-lo-ske-le-tal Injuries
  • Muscles (musculo) and bones (skeletal)
    • Strain/sprain
    • Pull/tear
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Basic Anatomy

Shoulders

WEAK JOINTS

Lower-back

Hips

STRONG JOINTS

Knees

msi signs and symptoms
MSI Signs and Symptoms
  • A Sign can be observed:
    • Swelling
    • Redness
    • Difficulty moving a body part
  • A Symptom can be felt but not seen:
    • Numbness
    • Tingling
    • Pain
treatment
Treatment
  • Sports Doctors are the most qualified to diagnose and treat MSI
  • Depends on the injury
    • Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, etc
  • Focus on correcting the malfunction not more treatments
  • Active treatments are more effective than passive ones
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Treatment
  • Minor injuries can often be treated at home.
    • Cold for “ouch”
    • Heat for stiffness and aches
    • Apply for 15-20 mins
    • Limit bed and couch rest
    • Walking is often a great way to improve a sore lower-back
section 2 risks for injury
Section 2Risks for Injury
  • Repetitive Motion
  • Forceful Exertion
  • Sustained / Awkward Posture
  • Fatigue
risks for injury
RISKS FOR INJURY
  • NOTE:
    • The following slides have generic examples
    • Replace the examples with actual tasks from YOUR workplace
    • Use pictures taken from your workplace
    • Put each example on a separate slide
    • Delete this slide before delivering training
repetitive motion
Repetitive motion
  • Definition: Continually performing the same movement without variation
  • Examples:
    • Raking / shoveling
    • Production line work
    • Loading / unloading a cart
    • ‘Chain-gang’ sandbagging
repetition causes fatigue
Repetition causes fatigue

Force

Time

Strength

Stress

MICRO-BREAKS give the body a chance to rest & recover

forceful exertion
Forceful exertion
  • Definition: An action which may overload the body
  • Examples:
    • Picking a heavy box up off the floor
    • Pushing/pulling a loaded cart
    • Carrying a heavy object
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Posture is more important than strength

Picture Credit: Nicholas Griffin, www.odowdsbar.com,

Roundstone, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland

posture is more important than strength
Posture is more important than strength

Picture Credit: Nicholas Griffinwww.odowdsbar.com,

Roundstone, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland

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Posture is more important than strength

Picture Credit: Nicholas Griffin, www.odowdsbar.com,

Roundstone, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland

posture is more important than strength18
Posture is more important than strength

Picture Credit: Nicholas Griffin,www.odowdsbar.com,

Roundstone, Connemara, Co.Galway, Ireland

sustained awkward posture
Sustained/Awkward Posture
  • Definition: Non-neutral postures which increase the stress on the body
  • Examples:
    • Slouching
    • Twisting at the waist
    • Reaching overhead
    • Lifting through the back
section 3 best practices
Section 3Best Practices
  • Proper Lifting Technique
  • Proper Carrying Technique
  • Team Lifting
  • Mechanical Assistance
proper lifting technique
Proper Lifting Technique

Stoop Lift

Squat Lift

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Proper Lifting Technique

Stoop Lift

Squat Lift

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Proper Lifting Technique

Bridging

(support the body with the non-lifting hand)

Golfer’s Lift

team lifting
Team Lifting
  • Recommended for:
    • Awkward lifts
    • Heavy lifts
    • Long carries
  • Remember to:
    • Use proper lifting technique
    • Use a spoken count to coordinate lift AND lower
mechanical assistance
Mechanical Assistance
  • Proper use of machines (dollies, hoists, cranes, carts, etc) reduce the risk of injury
  • Use machines for material handling tasks wherever possible
contact info
Contact Info

Questions

?

INSERT YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION HERE