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More workers receive injuries from Manual Handling than any other category of injury.
Manual Handling injuries affect workers of any age.
Young men, 18-25yrs, most common injury is from lifting or being struck by moving objects.
Manual Handling Injury Stats. Source: Worker’s Compensation Statistical Reports: 1998/99 – 2001/02, 1999/00 – 2002/03 In the period March 2006 to April 2007 there were a total of 105 workplace injuries at Ausdrill out of theses 75 were classed as Manual Handling or 71.5% State Based Stats 93.8 days 4.7 Females 81.0 days 5.6 Males Duration (average no. of days lost) Frequency (no. of lost time injuries per million hours worked)