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Moving and handling people: Reducing the risk

Moving and handling people are leading causes of injury among workers in health care and community social services. Workers who manually move or handle people are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs).

This bulletin includes information about control measures, eliminating or minimizing risks, and the importance of training to help reduce the risk of MSI when moving or handling people. The bulletin can be used as an aid or discussion point at your next safety talk or joint health and safety committee meeting.

For related information and resources, visit our Patient handling page.