Guidance On Safe Manual Handling

January 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
The Toyota Industrial Equipment has produced a free guide to safe manual handling, which offers employers and employees guidance on the safest way to lift, stack and move items in the workplace. It is said that 36.5 percent of accidents in the workplace are as a result of materials handling, with 73.1 percent ending in a sprain injury. The Health and Safety Executive has also found that 49.3 percent of back injuries are caused by incorrect goods handling in the workplace. The guide gives rules to remember when handling loads, recommended manual lifting weight guidelines, advice on equipment solutions in order to reduce injuries of employees.


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