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Manual handling involves: repetitive or sustained application of force, awkward postures or movements, tasks that are difficult due to the degree of force applied (high force), exposure to sustained vibration, handling of live people or animals, using unstable loads that are difficult to grasp or hold. Manual handling is a common cause of injury in the workplace, and can lead to injuries or disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, cartilage and spinal discs.
October 1, 2016 - Tips for improving the review and revision of risk controls for manual handling after an incident.199130
July 1, 2007 - Guidelines for dealing with risks of manual handling in the workplace under the OHS regulations 2007.12151
December 9, 2005 - Guidance on OHS hazards and practical solutions to reduce manual handling injury risks faced by sawmilling and timber workers.12204
November 19, 2006 - Common problems, solutions and training tips for manual handling in poultry processing.10301
June 29, 2000 - Guidelines for the prevention, identification, assessment and control of risks arising from manual handling activities in the workplace.9426
March 16, 2005 - Practical guidance for workers and managers on how best to carry out manual handling tasks in the safest manner and to best practice standards.12205
June 3, 2016 - This guide provides information about how to take a supply chain management approach to control risks associated with manually handling goods.194834
February 29, 2016 - This guide provides information about how to take a supply chain management approach to control risks associated with manually handling goods.191321
September 19, 2009 - Details on the suitability of job rotation as a control measure for manual handling risks for employers, health and safety representatives and workers.13092
July 14, 2015 - A guide on preventing injury from packing and unpacking shipping containers and enclosed trailers.12516