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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

Two companies fined £30,000 after worker loses fingertips

Thursday, April 3, 2008

HSE warns businesses to make sure that workers and contractors are properly trained to carry out risk assessments

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Worker injured by 50kg sack of rice

Thursday, January 31, 2008

HSE is reminding companies of their legal duties relating to manual handling after an employee was injured when a 50kg

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Hand-held concrete breakers

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Report on the results of noise emission tests carried out on hand-held concrete breakers, in accordance with the

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Warehousing and storage: a guide to health and safety (HSG76)

Friday, November 30, 2007

If you are a manager, a supervisor or otherwise involved in health and safety in warehouses and storage facilities,

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Warehousing and storage: Keep it safe

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New edition of this short guide contains simple advice to help those involved in warehousing and storage to reduce

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Ergonomics in pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The result of partnership working with the pharmaceutical industry, this new site is

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Minister for health and safety puts his back into it

Friday, October 26, 2007

To mark the start of this year’s European Week for Safety and Health campaign ‘Lighten the Load’ which aims to raise

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HSE finds printing ‘on the right lines’ in Yorkshire & Humber

Thursday, October 18, 2007

An intensive inspection by HSE of small firms in the printing industry in Leeds, Wakefield and York last month

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Manual handling training – current practices and guidelines

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This research presents findings of a review to determine what constitutes effective manual handling training.

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Safety representatives effective in promoting health and safety messages

Friday, August 31, 2007

HSE in partnership with Unite published a research report that evaluates the effectiveness of involving safety

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Better Backs 2006 worker involvement evaluation

Thursday, August 23, 2007

This report covers a project about the effectiveness of Unite Amicus union safety representatives in delivering HSE

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Napo DVD extract – Lighten the load

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The latest Napo DVD shows how to avoid musculoskeletal problems in the workplace.

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HSE ‘lightens the load’ to support Euro Week

Thursday, June 21, 2007

This year’s Euro Week is set to ‘lighten the load’ as it focuses on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)

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Napo DVD – Lighten the load

Thursday, May 24, 2007

The latest Napo DVD shows how to avoid musculoskeletal

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High risk pushing and pulling operations

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This report outlines the work of the HSE Ergonomics Pool to better understand pushing and pulling forces

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Health and safety in the cleaning industry

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The cleaning industry employs very large numbers of people in all sectors of the economy

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MSD topic inspection pack – 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

This updated inspection pack provides information for awareness raising and enforcement

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Backs! 2005 campaign – Final report

Thursday, November 9, 2006

The final report on HSE’s Backs ! 2005 campaign is now available. The report gives full

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Analysis of offshore industry incident reports

Monday, October 30, 2006

Case study material aimed at preventing manual handling injuries in the offshore

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Better Backs campaign case studies

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

These 9 case studies feature a number of different tasks where back injuries can occur.

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