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High risk pushing and pulling operations

This report outlines the work of the HSE Ergonomics Pool to better understand pushing and pulling forces that represent a high-risk of manual handling injury and begin the development of an assessment chart for high-risk pushing and pulling operations.

Psychophysical data were reviewed to develop a simple graph showing two hand whole body pushing and pulling forces that were indicative of a high risk of manual handling injury. A draft assessment chart was also produced for assessing pushing and pulling operations. RR562

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