OSHA Ergonomic Solutions: Beverage Delivery eTool - Index for Beverage Delivery
This eTool* describes ergonomic hazards and
possible solutions for workers in the Beverage Delivery Industry. A
beverage delivery person performs the
following ergonomic tasks:
The beverage delivery person typically works eight to ten hours per day. Customers include
grocery and convenience stores, hospitals, schools, etc.
- Driving a pre-stocked route truck from the plant to designated customers.
- Unloading the various cases of beverages from the truck. This consists
of lifting approximately 160-550 boxes, beverage cases, and/or tanks
piece-by-piece from the truck and placing them on a hand truck.
- Wheeling the hand truck to the point of delivery specified by the customer.
- Manually unloading the hand truck and placing products on display shelves
or in storage areas.
- Retrieving empty returnable bottles.
For ergonomic solutions applicable to beverage warehousing, see the
Warehousing eTool. For a general discussion of ergonomic
solutions, return to Ergonomics.
*eTools are web-based
products that provide guidance information for developing a
comprehensive safety and health program. They include recommendations for good industry practice
that often go beyond specific
OSHA mandates. As indicated in the disclaimer,
eTools do not
create new OSHA requirements.