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Fruit and vegetables

Main causes of injury

Main occupational ill health risks

Preventing manual handling/musculoskeletal injuries

Around 30% of manual handling injuries and the greatest proportion of musculoskeletal injuries (eg injured backs and work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs)) result from lifting, carrying or moving boxes, containers or sacks of fruit and vegetables. To reduce the risk of injuries, the following precautions should be considered:

Updated 2012-11-29