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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.

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.

October 1, 2016 - Tips for improving the review and revision of risk controls for manual handling after an incident.