Manual handling

Manual handling includes lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching and carrying. This can result in musculoskeletal injuries and many serious conditions, including:

  • muscle sprains and strains
  • back injuries
  • soft-tissue injuries to the wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or legs
  • abdominal hernias
  • chronic pain

Manual handling is a very common cause of injury for workers.

Read Sprains and Strains: Manual Handling

Read Manual Handling in the Red Meat Industry

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