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Manual Materials Handling Planning Tool and Resources

Preventing Injury & Improving Productivity by Reducing Manual Materials Handling


Manually lifting and moving heavy materials on job sites can result in strain, sprain, and related soft tissue injuries.  These types of injuries cost business billions of dollars and are a leading cause of disabling injuries in the construction industry. Best Built Plans provides contractors and workers with practical tools and information to plan for safe materials handling while staying productive and profitable.  (See article "It's Time to Stop the Pain: Preventing Overexertion Injuries," CFMA Building Profits - The Magazine for Construction Financial Professionals.)

What's Available? Click here to watch a video of how you can use the program.

Click here to access the Site Planning Tool online.

Download the PC-based Site Planning Tool and Interactive Training and Coaching Resources by clicking HERE and following the prompts.* 

Need it on the go? Download our new free app to access the whole program on your phone or tablet! It’s available for both iOS and Android users. You can download it by clicking HERE.

Find infographics and posters to reinforce safer materials handling practices HEREYou can post them on job sites, or use them in printed materials, presentations, on your website, or social media.

As a new program, we want to learn from users what's working, what needs to be improved, and what other resources are needed.  Please take a few minutes to share your feedback by taking this brief anonymous survey (Click HERE).

*If you need help, click HERE for step-by-step instructions. Please note, if you receive a message "BestBuiltPlans(1)zip is not commonly downloaded and may be dangerous." please click on the up arrow and click "Keep."  This is a message some browsers are using for new applications.