Excessive force used during lift and lower tasks can result in injury. Use this calculator to estimate the maximum weights you can lift or lower safely.
Adjust the values to match your unique situation.
This calculator is based on the Oregon OSHA/Washington State Department of Labor and Industries “How much can you safely lift?” lifting app.
The calculator incorporates elements from the ACGIH Lifting TLV and the NIOSH Lifting Equation.
Employers need to make sure that preventing MSI is a key part of their company’s occupational health and safety program. The ergonomics requirements listed in the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation are intended to eliminate or minimize the risk of MSI to workers.
The chart below describes the process for preventing these injuries in the workplace. This is not necessarily a linear process from beginning to end. More than one step can take place at one time. For more details, see the booklet Preventing Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) ⎯ A Guide for Employers and Joint Committees.
- Step 1 › Consultation
Consult with your joint health and safety committee or worker health and safety representative during each step in the MSI prevention process below.
- Step 2 › Education
Educate workers about risk factors, signs and symptoms of injury, and potential health effects.
- Step 3 › Risk Identification
Identify jobs with a risk of MSI. Identify risk factors on those jobs.
Use Worksheet A - MSI Risk Factor Identification (PDF 302KB)
- Step 4 › Risk Assessment
- Step 5 › Risk Control
Implement control measures, where required, to eliminate or minimize the risk to workers.
- Step 6 › Training
Train workers in the use of control measures.
- Step 7 › Evaluation
Evaluate control measures to determine their effectiveness for eliminating or minimizing the risk of MSI. Where the risk has not been effectively controlled, re-examine the task.
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