Manual Handling: An Overview

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Workplace injuries are common in healthcare, and there are many occupational health and safety risks inherently associated with working in the health sector. This article will look at how you can reduce the risk of injury when performing manual handling tasks.

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Manual handling includes any activity carried out in the workplace that requires the use of force. Did you know that the rate of manual handling injuries is 58.9% in healthcare compared to 43.9% across all other industries?

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Ramandeep kaur
04 Jul 2021
very important aspect of job manual handling and doing it right.
20 Sep 2022
Community Care Worker
very informative
mandeep kaur
17 Aug 2021
It was knowledgeable
Preeti Ghishing
22 Aug 2022
Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
The overall information was right for my line of work and information provided reinforced my knowledge.
Anisa Shaheen
07 Nov 2021
Confidence increased and sure to do in Wright way
Utkrista Maharjan
05 Nov 2020
Relevant to my practice.
Mary Minogue
01 May 2022
Registered Nurse
Very informative and reinforces manual handling at all times.
Mary Mendoza
20 Aug 2021
Easy to understand and very helpful
Eleftheria Dimitradiou
02 Feb 2021
very well
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25 Jun 2021
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