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MANUAL MATERIAL HANDLING 2 315-002-01-IGDO © 2019, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) | 905 614 1400 | A load may be hazardous because of weight size shape (making it awkward to handle) coupling (type of grip) slippery or damaged surfaces absent or inappropriate handles, and imbalance (i.e., changing centre of gravity) The task or method of handling may be hazardous when it involves lifting or lowering – repetitively – quickly – for extended periods of time – while seated or kneeling – immediately after prolonged flexion – shortly after a period of rest an inability to get close to the load moving the load over large distances accuracy and precision required because of – fragile loads, or – specific unloading locations material positioned too low or too high hazardous movements or postures (e.g., twisting, extended bending and reaching) multiple handling requirements (e.g., lifting, carrying, unloading, pushing, pulling) WSPS.CA

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