What it contains

Manual handling is the biggest cause of injuries in Victorian workplaces. Each year, thousands of workers are injured doing unsafe manual handling work. These injuries can be long-term conditions which severely affect their quality of life. While most jobs involve some form of manual handling, it doesn’t have to be dangerous. This document tells you:

  • what hazardous manual handling is
  • your legal duties
  • how to comply with your legal duties

At the end of the document, you’ll find a list of the terms used in this guide and what they mean.

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