|Document ID (ISN)||75858|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Manual handling solutions for farms
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 1 ref.
||http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as23.pdf [in English]
||Approximately 80% of persons who work in agriculture suffer from back, neck and limb disorders, and some are permanently disabled. Many of these injuries are caused by poor manual handling practices. This booklet describes some of the practical measures that farmers can adopt to reduce the likelihood of suffering from back or muscle disorders. Examples are provided for the following farming tasks: handling spare tractor wheels; handling bagged products; lifting chemical and oil containers; handling of animals; bale handling.
||United Kingdom; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; training material; backache; safe working methods; agriculture; manual handling
||bagged materials handling; responsibilities of employers; work posture; bale handling; safety guides; tractors; ergonomic evaluation; handling of animals; replaced; container handling
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system