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  November 14, 2019

Safety Talk for Ski Areas: Manual Lifting

Manual Lifting Overview

In BC ski areas, a large percentage of reported on-the-job accidents involve back injuries, often happen when people lift objects incorrectly. Examples include ski patrollers lifting a patient onto a toboggan; a lift attendant picking up a fallen guest; and a snowmobiler getting their snowmobile unstuck. Moving any load can cause chronic lower back injury by exerting stress on the spine and back muscles. Back injuries can be debilitating and long-term, so think smart and lift correctly.

Safety Talk Outline (using the handout below):

  • Preventative Measures
  • Discussion Questions

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