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Manual Handling - Lifting
Manual handling injuries account for an estimated 25 to 40% of all workplace injuries. Almost every occupation has some manual handling tasks, which means that we are all at risk of manual handling injuries. We all need to know how to perform manual handling tasks safely in order to prevent injuries.LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this talk you will know:
• what manual handling is;
• the types of manual handling injuries;
• back injuries;
• the Four Principles of Lifting;
• carrying and setting down loads; and
• alternatives to lifting.