Pushing and pulling manual trucks and trolleys - physical strain and stress

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Pushing and pulling manual trucks and trolleys - physical strain and stress

Handverzug von Flurförderzeugen Physische Belastungen und Beanspruchungen

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance - DGUV
Provider (Original)
Deutsche gesetzliche Unfallversicherung - DGUV

Description

There are a number of risk factors associated with pushing and pulling of loads. Using manual trucks and trolleys rather than carrying material is a good idea. However, pushing and pulling these devices can strain your back, shoulders, and arms if not handled properly. This brochure provided by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), deals with the risk related to manual truck and trolley handling. It is meant to support employers to identify and assess the risks of their workers pushing and pulling industrial trolleys and to take the necessary measures.

 

Diese Information bezieht sich auf Transportarbeiten, die mit manuell bewegten Flurförderzeugen durchgeführt werden. Die hier betrachteten Transportarbeiten, insbesondere das Ziehen und Schieben von Flurförderzeugen, sind häufig als schwere körperliche Arbeit einzustufen. Diese Information unterstützt Sie, die Arbeitsbedingungen zu beurteilen, die für die Beschäftigten mit ihrer Arbeit verbundenen Gefährdungen zu ermitteln und erforderliche Maßnahmen zu treffen.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Other
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Supervisor
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2013