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Document ID (ISN)101212
CIS number 03-114
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG143 (rev.1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Getting to grips with manual handling - A short guide for employers
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2002. 11p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In the United Kingdom, over a third of occupational injuries resulting in more than three days of absenteeism are caused by manual handling. Most of the reported accidents cause back injury, although hands, arms and feet are also vulnerable. Aimed at employers, this booklet provides guidance on their responsibilities for the prevention of injuries due to manual handling. Contents: overview of the problem; legal responsibilities of employers; eliminating the need for manual handling where possible; assessing and reducing the risk of injury; training; good handling techniques; guidelines for carrying out a risk assessment. Replaces CIS 00-352.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; sickness absenteeism; manual lifting; training material; manual handling; plant safety and health organization; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; hand trucks; small enterprises; physical workload; work posture; training manuals; back disorders; hazard evaluation; safe working methods; sex-linked differences; replaced; hand injuries; foot injuries; safety and health training; safety guides; lifting of loads
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system