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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

HSE launches new health and safety in ports website

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HSE’s docks website has been re-launched as “Health and safety in ports”. The new website has been updated to provide improved navigation and easier access to guidance on the main causes of injury and illness in ports.

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Worker died on first day at work

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Newmarket retail display firm has been sentenced after an employee was crushed to death by a stack of glass he was unloading on his first day at work.

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Woodworking health topics – manual handling

Friday, July 16, 2010

What you need to know – Most injuries in the woodworking and furniture industry are caused during manual handling activities.

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FAQs – Is there a maximum weight a person can lift during their work?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) set no specific requirements such as weight limits.

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Construction leaflets – for busy builders

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New leaflets – what you need to know as a busy builder:

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Stonemasonry – Rebranded

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Health and safety issues in the stonemasonry industry website has been rebranded – New design, new features, better navigation,

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MSD website – Rebranded

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Musculoskeletal disorders website has been relaunched and rebranded, new design, better navigation,

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HSE encourages tyre industry to tread carefully

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Workers whose job involves handling tyres are being invited to a special workshop in Newcastle next month in a bid to

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Upper limb disorders

Monday, June 8, 2009

A new section giving information about upper limb disorders has been added.

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Back pain

Monday, June 8, 2009

Low back pain is common and can be extremely painful. The information on back pain has been revised.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders – Labelling of loads

Monday, June 1, 2009

Views sought on “Labelling of loads ” guidance recently issued by HSE. Has this guidance helped you?

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Risks to airport workers from loading baggage announced

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An HSE Research Report has been published on Monday 5 January 2009 based on the findings of a

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RR674: Reducing the risks associated with the manual handling of air passenger baggage for narrow bodied aircraft

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This report is an update of the review for ramp-based baggage handling related literature undertaken

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Docks website re-launched

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HSE’s docks health and safety website has been revamped to focus information and advice on the key risks

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Tyre workshop venue changed

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The venue for the Birmingham workshop on 11 March has changed. It will now be held at: Holiday Inn, Chapel

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HSE announces tyre handling workshops

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A countrywide series of workshops to draw attention to the dangers of handling tyres is being staged

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HSE publishes health and safety statistics for 2007/08

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New statistics published by the HSE today reveal a reduction in the numbers of people killed,

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Health and safety statistics 2007/8

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Latest release – health and safety statistics 2007/08 presenting the latest top level statistics on

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Public consultations alerts

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sign up email or mobile phone text alerts to be informed about new consultations, reminders and

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Retail industry website launched

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

HSE has launched a new website offering advice and guidance on health and safety topics in the retail

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