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Document ID (ISN)111052
CIS number 10-0669
Year 2010
Convention or series no. 8/2010-1-OHB128
Title Hints on occupational health for couriers - Manual delivery operations
Bibliographic information Occupational Health Service, Labour Department. 15/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central. Hong Kong, 2010. 16p. Illus.
Internet access 8/2010-1-OHB128.pdf [in English]
Abstract As their work involves manual labour, couriers may suffer from work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Under Hong Kong regulations, employers must assess occupational hazards and implement suitable protective measures. Employers must also take appropriate steps to prevent couriers from suffering heat stroke when working in hot weather. Aimed at persons working in manual delivery operations, this booklet explains good working practices in the form of a comic strip involving a dialogue between a male and female worker in this sector.
Descriptors (primary) Hong Kong; manual handling; safe working methods; deliverymen
Descriptors (secondary) heat stroke; musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; legal aspects
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceHong Kong
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Safety and health information