When does manual handling become hazardous?

August 13, 2021

An update from WorkSafe, supporting Victorian manufacturers
When does manual handling become hazardous?

If you were asked what the biggest cause of injury in Victorian manufacturing workplaces was, would your answer be manual handling? Hazardous manual handling is the hidden cause of injury within your industry – its cost to workplaces and workers is much higher than you’d think.

Our advice to employers?

Understanding when manual handling becomes hazardous and implementing higher order controls before injuries arise could save your business and workers a lot of time, money and stress. The Hazardous Manual Handling Compliance Code is a great place to start.

To find out more about hazardous manual handling, access industry specific resources, case studies and tools, visit our website – www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/hazardous-manual-handling.

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