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Preventing manual handling injuries - fact sheet

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
New Zealand
Languages
English
Provider
ACC New Zealand

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Description

Description: 

This information sheet identifies the dangers and risks from manual handling in farming and offers recommendations to help avoid accidents and injuries.

 

Preventing manual handling injuries - fact sheet

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Facts and figures
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2017