Manual Material Handling: Best Practices Matter


Grasping, holding, turning, lifting, lowering, carrying, filling containers, and emptying them—these and the other elements of manual material handling (MMH) are such basic workplace actions that it’s easy to think that we don’t need to worry about them.

But if employers and employees don’t pay attention to how they’re being done, the result can be costly injuries or wasted energy and time.

Key takeaways include:

  • General Guidelines for Manual Material Handling
  • Best Lifting Practices for Management
  • Best Lifting Practices for Employees