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Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Research and Education Unit, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of Industrial Relations. Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling was prepared for publication by the Cal/OSHA Consultation Service, Research and Education Unit, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, California Department of IndustrialRelations. It was distributed under the provisions of the Library Distribution Act and Government Code Section 11096. Published 2007 by the California Department of Industrial Relations This booklet is not meant to be a substitute for or a legal interpretation of the occupational safety and health standards. Please see California Code of Regulations, Title 8, or the Labor Code for detailed and exactinformation, specifications, and exceptions. The mention of any company name or display or use of particular products in this booklet is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Department of Industrial Relations. CNA Insurance Companies Use of the term “partnership” and/or “partner” should not be construed to represent a legally binding partnership. Theinformation, examples and suggestions presented in this material have been developed from sources believed to be reliable, but they should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. CNA accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this material and recommends the consultation with competent legal counsel and/or other professional advisors before applying this material in anyparticular factual situations. This material is for illustrative purposes and is not intended to constitute a contract. Please remember that only a relevant insurance policy can provide actual terms, coverage’s, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states. CNA is a service mark registered with the United States Patent andTrademark Office. Copyright © 2006 CNA. All rights reserved. Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) These ergonomic guidelines are advisory only, having been promulgated with the sole intent of offering information for interested parties. They should be regarded only as a guide that the user may or may not choose to adopt, to modify, or to reject. They do not constitute a comprehensive or completeanalysis and should not be relied upon as such. There are no warranties whatsoever that attach to these guidelines or to any procedures that they may recommend. MHIA specifically DISCLAIMS AND MAKES NO WARRANTIES (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE and MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, APPLICABILITY, OR AVAILABILITY OFINFORMATION CONTAINED IN THESE GUIDELINES. IN NO EVENT SHALL MHIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ARISING UNDER THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THESE ERGONOMIC GUIDELINES OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THEM BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT THEY OR ITHAD ANY KNOWLEDGE, ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE, THAT SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT BE INCURRED. Further, MHIA shall not be liable in tort, contract, or otherwise, whether based in warranty, negligence, strict liability, or any other theory of liability for any action or failure to act in connection with these recommended guidelines, it being the user’s intent and understanding to absolve and to protect MHIA, itssuccessors and assigns, principals, and employees from any and all liability in tort, contract, or other liability. These guidelines may contain information provided by third-party parties, and MHIA is not responsible or liable for the truth, accuracy, applicability, or reliability of any such information provided by third parties. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)...
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