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Document ID (ISN)75858
CIS number 00-1579
Year 2000
Convention or series no. AS23 (rev2)
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Manual handling solutions for farms
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, Mar. 2000. 11p. Illus. 1 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/as23.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; musculoskeletal diseases; ergonomics; training material; backache; safe working methods; agriculture; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) bagged materials handling; responsibilities of employers; work posture; bale handling; safety guides; tractors; ergonomic evaluation; handling of animals; replaced; container handling
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Agriculture
Ergonomics
OSH training