Fact Sheet

Lifting

Construction and renovation projects often involve bending, lifting and carrying supplies. It is particularly important that your nonprofit helps its staff and volunteers to prevent injury to the lower back.

Recommendations

The rules for safe bending, lifting and carrying are important, even for lifting light objects:

Resources

Work Safe: An Owner's Manual for Backs, Worker's Compensation Board of Brisitsh Columbia

Guidelines for Safe Lifting and Lifting From a Seated Position