Manual handling training
If employees have to deal with physical strain by carrying out heavy, physically demanding work or sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching or standing in the wrong way, the chance of complaints of the knees, hip, arm, neck, back, shoulders is high. This can have negative consequences for physical health and (sustainable) employability. Complaints to the musculoskeletal system account for 38% of work-related absenteeism. In addition, an unfavourable physical load leads to mistakes and a slower pace of work.
Employees who have to deal with physical strain are less likely to have complaints and recover more quickly if they are fit enough for the task and use their body effectively. They achieve this with practical instructions on factors that can be found at invloed zijn on the occurrence and prevention of injuries related to physical strain:
Awareness – Behavioural change – Own responsibility