Manual Handling Solutions for Farms (HSE AS23)

What are the problems?

In agriculture, back, neck and limb disorders are the most common types of ill health. Around 80% of the people who work in the industry will suffer the effects of these disorders and some are permanently disabled. Many of the injuries are caused or made worse by poor manual handling practice. They can arise from stresses and strains over a period of time rather than from a single event.

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