|Document ID (ISN)||103234|
|Convention or series no.
||HSE Research Report RR 269
Health and Safety Executive
||Defining the extent and source of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2004. vi, 54p. Illus. Price: GBP 15.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
||04-0114.pdf [in English]
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr269.pdf [in English]
||This report presents the outcome of a study into the source and extent of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises. It involved visiting a sample of large and small enterprises in order to identify typical manual handling tasks that occur in the industry. By consulting farmers and growers, it was possible to observe the improvements they have made to reduce the risk of injury from manual handling tasks, to record any concerns that they still have, and to highlight factors that limit further improvement.
||musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; agriculture; risk factors; manual handling
||United Kingdom; case study; report; manual lifting; horticulture; backache; hazard evaluation; handling of animals; work posture
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system