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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) such as sprains or strains.

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.

Publication Date: Jul 2019 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Bulletin Reference: WS 2019-07