Infographic: Safe Lifting Guidelines

A major cause of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) is manual material handling work, which can lead to strains and sprains to the lower back, shoulders, and upper limbs. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says ergonomic interventions can lower the physical demand of work tasks and decrease the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries that result. Here’s what you need to know about ergonomic guidelines for safe lifting, according to NIOSH.

See NIOSH’s Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling for more information.