As recommended by OSHA and the United States Department of Labor, the Landle enables the lifter to lift with handles, from a desired height off of the floor in the power zone which is the recommended lifting position. Studies show that back braces traditionally used for lifting are ineffective. The Landle will reduce compression forces on the back and reduce interdiscal pressure by reducing forward trunk flexion by enabling the lifter to lift from a desired height off of the floor with the adjustable strap.
- Adds the comfort and function of handles to every object, (OSHA, Dept of Labor recommended).
- Enables the lifter to lift from off the floor by adjusting strap length, (OSHA, Dept of Labor recommended).
- Lifting from off the floor decreases forward trunk flexion which reduces interdiscal pressure and compression forces on the back.
- The Landle® applies many suggestions made be OSHA and U.S. Dept of Labor for safe lifting.
- The handles reduce pressure on the flexor retinaculum (carpal tunnel area of wrist) by keeping the wrist in neutral while lifting. (OSHA recommended)
- The Landle® promotes using the larger leg muscles by limiting forward trunk flexion prompting the lifter to use the stronger leg muscles. (OSHA recommended)
- Even with bad body mechanics the Landle® will reduce compression forces and interdiscal pressure on the back by limiting forward trunk flexion.
- Wide strap keeps objects in control and close to lifters body. (OSHA recommended)
- The flexible strap will conform to object being lifted for maximum contact and control.
- The Landle® uses mechanical advantage so it feels like less weight.
- The handles add comfort and control so the lifter can potentially lift more times and carry the load longer.
- Strap and handle are made for long life of use.
- Promotes lifting with wide base of support. (OSHA recommended)
Examples of objects to lift with the Landle® (not exclusive):
Furniture; boxes; loose heavy items or material; awkward material or objects; landscape material such as ornamental heavy rocks, trees with bulbs, large bags of sand or seed; long heavy pipes resting in the supportive strap; virtually any piece of furniture or object that needs to be lifted by one or possibly two people.