E-fact 14 - Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace
23/01/2007 Type: E-facts 10 pages

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

Keywords:Musculoskeletal disorders, Transport

Manual handling occurs in almost all working environments, though workers in construction, agriculture, hotels and restaurants are most likely to be exposed to heavy loads. This web summery 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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