Work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including manual material handling(MMH) injuries, are the most common type of occupational ill health in the world and their prevention is a priority for health and safety commission/executives (HSC/HSE). It is important to remember that:
- things can be done to prevent MSDs;
- preventive measures are cost effective;
- you cannot prevent all MSDs
In less industrialised countries, all kinds of muscle work is common but in spite of rapid technology in the industrialised countries, there are about 10-20% of workers employed for jobs requiring physical muscle work. Manual material handling involves mixed dynamic and static muscle work with large muscle groups which results to physiological demands. Muscular contractions (Dynamic or static) and amount of muscle mass are important factors in physical workloads as well as physiological strain responses. Duergo uses ergonomic tools in anatomy, biomechanics, anthropometry and postural analysis of workers engaging in manual material handling in evaluating a productive and safer job task.
Duergo’s measures for dealing with risks from manual handling include:
- avoiding of hazardous manual handling operations so far as reasonably practicable;
- assessing any hazardous manual handling operations that cannot be avoided;
- and reducing the risk of injury so far as reasonably practicable.
Summary: A comprehensive 1 day course which provides attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out effective MMH risk assessments.
Provider: DUERGO LTD
Duration: 1-3 days
Knowledge/experience needed: None