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Document ID (ISN)76981
CIS number 01-1023
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ombuen G., Tosti M.P., Resti C., Sernia S.
Title Manual handling of loads
Original title La movimentazione manuale dei carichi [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Istituto Italiano di Medicina Sociale, Via Pasquale S. Mancini 28, 00916 Roma, Italy, 2nd ed., Apr. 2001. 40p. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract This booklet is aimed at making workers aware of the risks they incur during the manual handling of loads. Contents include: physiology of the spinal column; factors that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating risks; organizational measures aimed at eliminating or reducing workplace hazards; selected ergonomic postures to be adopted when carrying out lifting tasks; exercises for relaxing, stretching and strengthening the muscles of the cervical and lumbar columns.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; training material; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) relaxation exercises; work posture; risk factors; training manuals; spinal column; ergonomics
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Physical fitness programmes