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Risk Insight Manual Handling

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) cause a third of work-related injuries in Great Britain. A significant proportion of MSDs and back pain result from uncontrolled manual handling. Injury and ill-health can arise due to over-exertion, cumulative damage and acute injury. Manual handling is interpreted as the transporting or supporting of any load and involves a variety of movements, including lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling or carrying.
Document type: Risk Standards & Guidance
Last updated: 10 June 2022
First published: 26 March 2021
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