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RR269 - Defining the extent and source of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises

This report presents the outcome of a study into the source and extent of manual handling problems in agricultural and horticultural enterprises. It involved visiting a small sample of a wide range of enterprises, some large and some small in order to identify typical manual handling tasks that occur in the industry today. By consulting farmers and growers, it was possible to observe the improvements they have made which reduce the risk of injury from manual handling tasks, to record any concerns that they still have, and any limitations that restrict further improvement.

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Updated 2010-03-19