WorkSafe's new education program for businesses- Introducing Manual Handling Basics
Safety Basics - What is hazardous manual handling? Manual handling is work where you have to lift, lower, push, pull, carry, move, hold or restrain something. It’s hazardous manual handling if it involves:
repeated, sustained or high force
sustained awkward posture
exposure to sustained vibration
handling people or animals
loads that are unstable, unbalanced or hard to hold
Hazardous manual handling can cause injuries known as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). These include:
sprains and strains
soft-tissue injuries to wrists, arms, shoulders, neck or legs
It’s the biggest cause of injuries in Victorian workplaces.
Are you an employer, manager or supervisor with OHS responsibilities at work?
Feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start?
Manual handling basics has been designed with you mind.
Specifically for those working in small to medium sized businesses, the course covers introductory information to help you understand what manual handling is, and provide you with practical advice and tools.
*** FREE | CONVENIENTLY DELIVERED ONLINE | SUITABLE FOR ALL INDUSTRIES ***
Registration for FREE Manual Handling training on the WorkSafe weblink below.
If you would like some assistance with an assessment of manual handling/ ergonomics duties in your workplace or general safety advise, contact iiNexus Global for FREE OHS Essentials. Contact us.