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Document ID (ISN)75066
CIS number 00-678
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1770-X
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Handle with care - Assessing musculoskeletal risks in the chemical industry
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iv, 112p. (perforated sheets for ring binder) Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract This manual is aimed at employers and employees to help them assess the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) arising from the various tasks, workloads and work environments in the chemical industry. It includes check lists for assessing the risks from manual handling and working at screens, as well as assessing the MSD risks to the upper extremities. 14 case study exercises based on typical tasks carried out within the chemical industry are described, and the readers or participants are encouraged to conduct the risk assessment themselves or in group work. Suggested answers are included for each of the cases. A blank form enables users to describe the tasks they carry out and to assess the MSD risks of their specific job.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; musculoskeletal diseases; training material; hazard evaluation; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) case study; manual lifting; work posture; upper extremity disorders; training manuals; ergonomic evaluation; expectant mothers; visual display terminals
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Chemical industry
Risk evaluation
OSH training