n Risk Management - Getting back to basics can avoid back pain : hearing and ergonomics risk

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 32 Risk Management MARCH 2006 Lifting, handling and dragging loads involve a good deal of static effort, enough to be classifi ed as heavy work. The main health problem of these forms of work, however, is not heavy loads on the muscles, but wear and tear on the intervertebral discs, leading to increased risk of back troubles. The handling of loads deserves management attention, training by specialists and perhaps even practice supervised by peers. Disc troubles and the associated infi rmities of the back and legs are essentially a human problem, and one that concerns industrial man. Back troubles ..

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