Preventing manual handling injuries on farms - guidelines

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Preventing manual handling injuries on farms - guidelines

Preventing manual handling injuries on farms - guidelines

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
New Zealand
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
WorkSafe New Zealand
Provider (Original)
WorkSafe New Zealand

Description

Farm workers do a wide variety of manual handling tasks. The tasks involve using force, repetitive movements, stooping, static and awkward postures, continual bending and twisting at the waist, and handling heavy objects. The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries from manual handling on farms by providing practical guidance on how to manage hazards.

Farm workers do a wide variety of manual handling tasks. The tasks involve using force, repetitive movements, stooping, static and awkward postures, continual bending and twisting at the waist, and handling heavy objects. The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries from manual handling on farms by providing practical guidance on how to manage hazards.

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Other
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Workers
Type of visual resource
Leaflet/Booklet
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2014