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

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description

Description: 

This web summary 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.

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

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007