E-fact 14 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace

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E-fact 14 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace

E-fact 14 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This web summary provides information on hazards linked to manual handling, their risk assessment and preventive measures, including correct manual handling of loads techniques. It also gives information on legislation relevant to manual handling.

This web summary provides information on hazards linked to manual handling, their risk assessment and preventive measures, including correct manual handling of loads techniques. It also gives information on legislation relevant to manual handling.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2007