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Manual Materials Handling Planning Tool and Resources



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 the 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 manual 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)

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 survey (click HERE ). Your responses are completely anonymous.

What's available?


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. 

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.

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

If you have questions about the program and materials, please email