Back Safety/Material Handling

UMBC employees engaged in facilities operations including, but not limited to, landscape services, solid waste/recycling, custodial services, mailroom, warehouse, dining services and animal handling work have recognized risks for ergonomic injury. These repetitive tasks often require lifting and transporting awkward or heavy loads of various sizes. Please review the Material Handling Safety and Tips for Back Injury Prevention handout for information on proper body mechanics and safety. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or 5-2918.

ESH can provide an in-person evaluation of your workstation by completing this online request form.