Manual handling risk factors

Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in

There are also “psychosocial risk factors” involved with lifting, such as hh workloads, amount of repetition, tht deadlines and a lack of individual control of the working situation and methods.

Ergonomic Guidelines for Manual Material Handling -

Assessments also take into account the individuals doing the lifting and carrying, as we are all physiy different.

Ergonomic Guidelines for <em>Manual</em> Material <em>Handling</em> -

Manual Handling for Assessors - HSL

According to the Health and Safety Executive, “Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are the most common cause of occupational ill health in Great Britain, currently affecting 1 million people a year and costing society £5.7 billion.

Guidance Notes on Manual Handling Operations - Labour

MSDs affect the muscles, joints, tendons and other parts of the musculoskeletal system.” The fures above put into context the pressing need for rules and advice on manual handling.

Manual handling risk factors:

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