Manual handling training
If employees experience physical overload due to carrying out heavy, physically demanding work or sitting, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, or standing in the wrong way, the chance of injury to the knees, hip, arm, neck, back, and shoulders are high. This can have negative consequences for physical health and (sustainable) employability. Complaints relating to the musculoskeletal system account for 38% of work-related absenteeism. Also, unfavourable physical overload leads to mistakes and a slower pace of work.
Employees who have to deal with physical overload 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 influence the occurrence and prevention of injuries related to physical overload:
Awareness – Behavioural change – Own responsibility