BWC/OSU Lifting Guidelines*

Enter the criteria for the specific situation in your workplace, and then click submit.

Select the back type for your scenario
Error: Please select the back type.

The level from which lifts will be made.
Please select the vertical lift origin.
Vertical lift origin image

Distance from the spine, measured from spine to the center of the load.
Please select the horizontal reach.
Horizontal reach image

The twisting angle can be either to the left or to the right and is relative to the feet.
Please select the trunk-twisting angle.
Trunk-twisting angle image


Lifting more than
Risk level
Lifting up to
Risk level
Lifting guidelines and tips

For further lifting information, you can contact us or review the tips provided.

*Guidelines developed by The Ohio State University with a research grant from BWC.