Law No. 20,949 Regarding Reduction Of Weight In Case Of Manual Handling Of Loads
On September 17th, 2017, amendments incorporated by Law No.20.949 regarding reduction of weight in case of manual handling of loads, will enter into force. In this regard, please bear in mind the following:
Safety and mitigation measures for female employees and employees under 18 years: As of 2005, female employees and employees under 18 years are forbidden to manually - and without mechanical help - carry, transport, drag or push, loads over 20 kilograms 44,09 pounds). With this law, employers are forced to implement mitigation and safety measures, such as the rotation of employees executing these functions, the reduction of lift heights and increasing the frequency of the handling, to ensure...
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