bending forward and reaching out away from the body stresses the back
even if there is a little weight being lifted because the upper body must be
supported. When loads are being lifted, bending over at the waist
increases the distance the load is held away from the body and increases
the stress placed on the back. Bending and lifting heavy loads such as
those encountered at these stations greatly increases the risk of injury
to the low back.
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tubs on shelves that are waist high so employees do not need to bend when lifting.
- Place product in
larger transport tubs, then use a tilter dumper to elevate and tilt so the contents are continually moved
forward toward the employee and are maintained at about waist height at
Place product in larger transport tubs, then use a tub
dumper at the workstation to empty contents on the conveyor.
Use conveyor or auger to mechanically transport product from
one station to the other.