Some results of heat strain: In one night, 123 of 186 British Soldiers died of heat stroke in Black Hole of Calcutta In one night, 194 of 281 civilians died while imprisoned for one night in the Sudan In the First World War, in Mesopotamia, 426 heat stroke deaths were counted in one month. In the Second World War, 125 army recruits died in intensive training camps in the Southern USA in one year There is a general figure of around 2 per 1000 workers expected to be at risk
What is Manual Handling? Manual handling refers to any activity which requires a person to use force to lift, lower, push, pull, carry or otherwise move, hold or restrain objects. Carry Lift Push Pull Hold
Why do you need to know More about Manual Handling?
80% of us will experience back related conditions in our
> 50% of us experience back or neck pain in any
Back pain has been identified as the most common cause
of activity limitation in adults under 45 yeas of age.
It cost us a lot money wise in direct
Treatment and productivity each year.
Common causes of back injuries. Heavy lifting . . Especially repetitive lifting over a long period of time Twisting at the waist while lifting or holding a heavy load . Reaching and lifting . . .over your head,
Common causes of back injuries. Lifting or carrying objects with awkward or odd shapes Working in awkward, uncomfortable positions. Sitting or standing too long in one position. It is also possible to injure your back slipping on a wet floor.