Maximum weights in load lifting and carrying (OSH 59)

International comparisons of statutory provisions and standards on limitations of weights at the workplace are difficult to obtain. Information on these subjects may be of great interest to government departments and to employers' and workers' organizations. The purpose of this book is to present a summary of legislation and practice adopted in various ILO member States concerning the limitations of weight in manual lifting and carrying loads. It provides details of general provisions and specific maximum weight provisions in tabular form, as well as a chapter comparing working practices in different countries.