Unsafe manual tasks are the most common cause of work related injuries. These injuries can cause personal suffering and loss of income, and also cost businesses and national economies. Injuries that arise from hazardous manual tasks are commonly known as musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs. Topics covered include: Manual Task Injuries; Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs); How Your Back Works; It could happen to you! (An interview with an injured worker); Manual Task Risk Factors; Manual Task Case Studies; and Principles of Safe Manual Tasks. 22 minutes.
WARNING: This programme contains graphic re-enactments of accidents that may offend some viewers.