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What controls are available to mitigate risk?

  •  Don’t underestimate routine tasks like manual material handling. Lifting, bending and manually moving equipment and materials is a common type of task that results in injuries. Use good posture and lifting techniques.

  •  Follow company procedures and guidelines on load size/weight that can be picked up by one person; ASK FOR HELP on heavy loads.

  •  Make sure loads and work platforms are stable.

  •  Use tools and mechanical aids to help in lifting and to avoid pinch points.

  •  Conduct a site assessment for hazards prior to beginning the tasks.

  •  Stay “weather aware” for high winds and/or waves; control debris and loose objects if conditions require it.

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