|Document ID (ISN)||75066|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Handle with care - Assessing musculoskeletal risks in the chemical industry
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2000. iv, 112p. (perforated sheets for ring binder) Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||chemical industry; musculoskeletal diseases; training material; hazard evaluation; manual handling
||case study; manual lifting; work posture; upper extremity disorders; training manuals; ergonomic evaluation; expectant mothers; visual display terminals
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system