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Document ID (ISN)103033
CIS number 04-238
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2823-X
Year 2004
Convention or series no. HSE Guidance on Regulations L23
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Manual handling - Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) - Guidance on regulations
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., 2004. iv, 88p. Illus. 45 ref. Price: GBP 8.95.
Abstract The most recent survey of self-reported work-related illness estimated that 1.1 million persons in the United Kingdom suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, including those caused by manual handling. Furthermore, manual handling accidents are estimated to account for more than a third of all accidents reported each year. This booklet aims to help employers, managers, safety officers, safety representatives and employees control the risk of accidents and musculoskeletal injuries from manual handling. It provides guidance on the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR, see CIS 93-36) as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (see CIS 03-1011). Replaces CIS 00-240.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; United Kingdom; plant safety and health organization; manual handling; hazard evaluation; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) pulling tasks; pushing tasks; manual lifting; work posture; work aptitude; ergonomics; safety guides; conditions of work; lifting equipment; sex-linked differences; comment on law; check lists; responsibilities; anthropometry
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system