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Document ID (ISN)105478
CIS number 06-759
Year 2006
Convention or series no. AS23 (rev3)
Title Manual handling solutions for farms
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Apr. 2006. 12p. Illus. 6 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract In agriculture, back, neck and limb disorders are the most common types of ill health. Many of the injuries are caused by poor manual handling practices. This booklet describes some of the practical measures that farmers can adopt to reduce the likelihood of suffering from back or muscle disorders. Examples are provided for the following farming tasks: handling spare tractor wheels; handling bagged products; lifting chemical and oil containers; handling of animals; sheep shearing; bale handling. Replaces CIS 00-1579.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ergonomics; training material; safe working methods; agriculture; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) bagged materials handling; responsibilities of employers; work posture; bale handling; safety guides; tractors; hazard evaluation; handling of animals; container handling
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) OSH training