Safe Lifting and Handling Tips: Child Care Facilities
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The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research on how much weight a worker can safely lift on a daily basis. All factors being ideal, in an industrial setting (i.e., lifting a box), the maximum safe weight limit is 50 pounds. When lifting a person (versus a box or container) that maximum safe weight drops to 35 pounds.
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