Manual Handling Injuries

January 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p6
Trade Publication
The Institute of Logistics and Transport (ILT) says that greater emphasis should be placed on training to reduce the number of manual handling accidents in retail distribution. The number of reported accidents concerning manual handling in retail distribution continue to rise according to an ILT benchmarking study. This type of accident accounted for 44 percent of all reportable accidents for the period April to October 2001, an increase of 8.4 percent on the same period in 2000. Lack of training has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to the problem.


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