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February 2013

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Oregon OSHA launches new lifting calculator app

When moving boxes or other heavy objects, do you know how much is safe to lift? Oregon OSHA's new lift calculator app for Android OS mobile devices uses a simplified version of the NIOSH lifting equation to give the user a maximum safe weight for various lifting scenarios.

The app lets you calculate a safe lifting weight in three steps:

1. Indicate where your lift begins.

2. Estimate the number of lifts per minute and the hours of lifting per day.

3. The app calculates the maximum safe lifting weight for the task.

Download the app on Oregon OSHA's website:

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