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Document ID (ISN)105864
CIS number 06-1491
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Catering Information Sheet No.24
Health and Safety Executive
Title Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Jan. 2006. 6p. 11 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Back pain and other aches arising from manual handling injuries are the most common type of occupational ill health in the United Kingdom. In kitchens there are many tasks that, without proper controls, can cause back pain or upper limb injuries that can affect hands, wrists, shoulders and neck. Lifting and carrying heavy items or pushing and pulling can be a major source of back pain, while forceful or repetitive activities and poor posture can be linked to upper limb injuries. This guidance provides information on significant risk areas to look for and offers practical examples of solutions that can be applied at the workplace. It is aimed mainly at employers although it will also be useful to employees and safety representatives. Replaces CIS 01-473.
Descriptors (primary) restaurants; United Kingdom; manual handling; ergonomics; work posture
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; housekeeping and restaurant services workers; repetitive work; safety guides; thermal comfort; conditions of work; information of personnel; manual lifting
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Hotels and restaurants
Work posture