||More weight can be safely lifted when:
||The amount of weight that can safely be lifted is reduced when:
|How far from the body the load is held (horizontal distance).
||The load is close to the body and not too large/bulky, which allows
the arms and elbows to be close to the torso during the lift.
||The load is farther away from the body or is large/bulky, forcing the
arms and elbows away from the torso during the lift.
|How high or low is the lift (vertical distance).
||The lift is at waist height.
||The lift must be made from below the knees or above the shoulder.
|How much the worker must twist to lift and move the load.
||The lift is performed in front of the body.
||The worker must twist the torso to lift and move the load.
|How often the lift is repeated.
||The lift is performed only occasionally.
||The lift is performed repeatedly (several times a minute).
|How far the load is carried.
||The lift does not involve carrying.
||The load must be carried a distance (more than 3 feet).
|How the load is gripped.
||The load has handles.
||The load does not have handles or is slippery.