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Lifting and carrying. It’s something we do all the time, and we normally don’t think twice about it. But there are good reasons to consider how we lift and carry things, because there are right ways and wrong ways to do it. The materials on a construction site can often be heavy and oddly shaped, and what you don’t know about lifting them correctly can hurt you.

MARCOM’s training products on “Safe Lifting in Construction Environments” provide the information employees need to protect their backs when they are lifting and carrying.

All of the products… the new “Micro-Learning” and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses… discuss topics that are integral to employees’ understanding of these issues.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • The back’s structure and function.
  • Preparing for a lift.
  • The mechanics of safe lifting.
  • Planning a “carry.”
  • and more.

All “Safe Lifting” products are available in English and Spanish.

Safe Lifting in Construction Environments Detailed Course Outline in PDF format

The “Safe Lifting in Construction Environments” MicroLearning curriculum includes the following 3 – 5 minute courses:

  • “The Back’s Structure and Function”
  • “Preparing for a Lift”
  • “The Mechanics of Safe Lifting”
  • “Below the Waist Lifting”
  • “Planning a Carry”