This report is an update of the review for ramp-based baggage handling related literature undertaken in 2005 (Tapley and Riley, 2005). The aim of this review is to present information relating to alternative methods of loading narrowbodied aircraft that reduce the manual handling related injury and ill-health risks to the handlers, and to identify knowledge gaps. This was used to inform subsequent work at East Midlands Airport in 2007/2008 (Musculoskeletal illhealth risks for Airport Baggage Handlers: Report on a stakeholder project at East Midlands Airport - RR675).
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.
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