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Category: Manual handling

Manual handling in the workplace

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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Manual handling assessment charts updated

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC) is a tool designed to help health and safety inspectors assess the most

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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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