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Scissor lifts work by raising and positioning heavy materials within ergonomically proper reach of a worker. Looking for guidance on manual material handling issues such as using scissor lifts? There is free information available on the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) Web site www.mhia.org.
Go to the site's bookstore and download a free book titled "Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling." In it, you will find information about scissor lifts as well as powered stackers, hoists, cranes, carts, dollies and information to help guide your choice of equipment through analyzing work stations and work flow.
There are plenty of other books on material handling listed on the Web site's book store. Some must be purchased.