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Document ID (ISN)111056
CIS number 10-0710
ISBN(s) 978-1-84496-140-5
Year 2010
Convention or series no. HAS0357
Title Guide on manual handling risk assessment in the retail sector
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Authority, The Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street, Dublin 1, Ireland, 2010. 34p. Illus.
Internet access HAS0357.pdf [in English]
Abstract This short, practical guide has been prepared to provide guidance on useful interventions that can be made in the retail sector to address the issue of injury caused by manual handling. The guide aims: to outline briefly the legislation underpinning the need to address manual handling activity in the workplace; to outline briefly the reasons why it is necessary to put improvements in place to avoid or reduce manual handling; to explain in simple and practical terms the manual handling risk assessment process; to illustrate through worked examples and case studies how a manual handling risk assessment can be completed.
Descriptors (primary) Ireland; manual handling; hazard evaluation; safe working methods; retail trade
Descriptors (secondary) premises; warehouses; storage; musculoskeletal diseases; injuries; safety guides; falling objects; risk factors
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceIreland
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Retail industry