Manual handling: Improving the review and revision of manual handling risk control measures

Guidance for employers on how to improve the approach preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Published: 01 Oct 2016
File type: PDF
File size: 92.72 kB
Length: 2 pages
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

This guidance outlines how employers can improve the way they review and revise risk control measures to prevent MSDs. This includes:

  • redirecting incident investigations away from the person, to focus on the risk controls needed to do the task safely
  • reviewing what is known about the task and the risks of doing the work
  • changing the controls if they are not effectively controlling the risk

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