Many jobs involve some form of manual handling, but not all manual handling is hazardous or involves the risk of an injury, such as a Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD).
When is it a problem?
Identify the hazard
Once you have identified the workplace tasks that involve hazardous manual handling the next step is to determine if those tasks are likely to cause an injury. A good way of doing this is to undertake a risk assessment.
Your role in preventing manual handling injuries
Whether you are an employer, a worker or a health and safety representative (HSR), you have a role to play in identifying hazardous manual handling and controlling any associated risks of a MSD occurring in your workplace.
Learn more about how to eliminate, reduce and control the risk of a MSD from hazardous manual handling in your workplace, including task specific risks and controls.
Laws & Guidance
There are a number of resources you can use if you need more detailed information about identifying and controlling hazardous manual handling that has the risk of a MSD in your workplace.