Manual Handling workshop July 2019

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Margaret Fairweather Education Space

Educational Enhancement Unit

The University of Western Australia

Australia

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This session will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of manual handling. The training will provide an overview of the musculoskeletal system, injury risks associated with manual handling and effective risk reduction strategies.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the spine, musculoskeletal system and biomechanics

  • Gain an understanding of the types of injuries resulting from hazardous manual tasks

  • Be familiar with identifying a hazardous manual task, assessing the level and source of risk and the hierarchy of risk control

  • Understand the principles of safe manual handing including lifting, movements and postures

  • Understand injury prevention techniques including stretching and conditioning exercises.

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Margaret Fairweather Education Space

Educational Enhancement Unit

The University of Western Australia

Australia

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