Reaching, Ladders and Lifts

Attempting to carry or reach an object relies heavily on one specific portion of the human body - the BRAIN!

Prior to reaching for or carrying an object, one should:

  1. Assess the task - determine where? how? how far? is it within your capabilities?
  2. Determine if any mechanical aids are required - ladders? genie lift? dollie? another person? backhoe?
  3. Proceed with the task - using any needed mechancial aids.

Following are additional documents designed to be helpful in assessing lifting, reaching and carrying tasks.

Forklifts are specifically regulated by OSHA. Only trained and certified personnel are permitted to operate a forklift on the SUNY Geneseo campus.