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Risk factors associated with pushing and pulling loads

There are a number of risk factors associated with pushing and pulling of loads, which can be categorised into Task, Individual, Load and Environment (TILE). The following are some risk factors within these categories that could contribute to a pushing and pulling related injury. You should consider these risk factors when carrying out your risk assessments.

Task

Individual

Load

Environment

As well as the above, there are other factors which should be considered:

Equipment

Work organisation and psychosocial factors

Updated 2016-09-07