Guide to manual handling in the food industry

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Guide to manual handling in the food industry

Guide to manual handling in the food industry

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Australia
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Worksafe Australia
Provider (Original)
Worksafe Australia

Description

This guide outlines common manual handling tasks and practical solutions to help workers complete tasks safely. It uses a ‘traffic light’ format to identify high risk work, reduced risk solutions and preferred solutions. Topics covered in the guide include: how to use risk controls to eliminate or reduce injury risks; how to safely handle bags of ingredients, 205-litre drums, tubs or containers of product, liquid ingredients and stitching sacks or bags and how to safely pipe products, lift process vessel lids, weigh products, palletise products, stretch wrap and transfer products to pallets, open and close heavy doors, use trolleys and load waste

 

This guide outlines common manual handling tasks and practical solutions to help workers complete tasks safely. It uses a ‘traffic light’ format to identify high risk work, reduced risk solutions and preferred solutions. Topics covered in the guide include: how to use risk controls to eliminate or reduce injury risks; how to safely handle bags of ingredients, 205-litre drums, tubs or containers of product, liquid ingredients and stitching sacks or bags and how to safely pipe products, lift process vessel lids, weigh products, palletise products, stretch wrap and transfer products to pallets, open and close heavy doors, use trolleys and load waste

 

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English

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
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
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2005