Manual handling and ergonomic guidance sheet no.1: Business case for addressing manual handling & ergonomics risks

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  • Published: March 2018
  • REF/ISBN: 9780852938850
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

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The EI has created a set of 12 good practice guidance sheets for typical manual handling and ergonomic tasks in offshore energy industries. This guidance sheet focuses on the business case for reducing risks of injury due to manual handling activities and poor ergonomics. It is intended to be a resource for managers and supervisors.

These 12 guidance sheets are designed to assist managers and supervisors to tackle hazards and reduce risks that are currently leading to reportable, lost time injuries offshore, and encourage an ergonomic approach to managing risks associated with manual tasks and recorded injuries.

The guidance sheets are grouped into three categories based on the information they cover:

  • management guidance (RED);
  • tasks (GREEN), and
  • injury prevention case studies (BLUE).

Each sheet can be read on its own, but is best read in conjunction with other relevant sheets – which are suggested at the bottom of each sheet.

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