Reducing the risk of back injuries on the farm

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Reducing the risk of back injuries on the farm

Reducing the risk of back injuries on the farm

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Ireland
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Health and safety autority
Provider (Original)
Health and safety autority

Description

This guide presents findings on the prevalence of musculoskeletal injury among Irish farmers and on the impact of such injuries, describes the main risk factors for back injury, explains how to manage these risks when planning work activities on the farm, and  suggests ways of organising work activities to reduce risk.

 

This guide presents findings on the prevalence of musculoskeletal injury among Irish farmers and on the impact of such injuries, describes the main risk factors for back injury, explains how to manage these risks when planning work activities on the farm, and  suggests ways of organising work activities to reduce risk.

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
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
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2018