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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.

July 1, 2007 - Guidelines for dealing with risks of manual handling in the workplace under the OHS regulations 2007.

December 9, 2005 - Guidance on OHS hazards and practical solutions to reduce manual handling injury risks faced by sawmilling and timber workers.

June 3, 2016 - This guide provides information about how to take a supply chain management approach to control risks associated with manually handling goods.

February 29, 2016 - This guide provides information about how to take a supply chain management approach to control risks associated with manually handling goods.

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.

November 12, 2008 - Problems, risks and solutions for safe manual loading or unloading of objects onto or from pallets in the workplace.