Hand-held lifters: If you have a lot of muscle around the shop, there are also devices for moving a slab or smaller pieces of stone by hand, such as hand-held vacuum cups.There are also various carts and dollies made for moving stone around the shop. However, make sure they are rated for the correct weight and meet safety standards.
Regardless of the type of equipment you use to move slabs, be sure that safety is first. Make sure to abide by all OSHA requirements and make sure all equipment is inspected daily.
There are a number of additional resources available on safety when handling slabs, such as www.ntc-stone.comís OSHA safety training and guardian angel program; www.OSHA.gov;
www.marble-institute.comís safety videos;
www.forkliftsafety.comís forklift training information.