Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and Part 2, Chapter 4, Regulations 68, 69 and Schedule 3 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Application) Regulations 2007 [S.I. 299 of 2007] apply to manual handling in the workplace.
Our ability to move rests upon our use of the muscles and bones which constitute our musculoskeletal system. This system gives us our form and shape and provides our bodies with support and stability. It is responsible for bodily movements. Constituents Of The Musculoskeletal System
Discs are located between the vertebrae. Each disc has two functions: it forms a fibrocartilaginous joint which permits slight movement of the vertebrae and it works like a ligament by holding the vertebrae together. The discs are composed of an outer part called the annulus, which surrounds the inner part, called the nucleus. The nucleus contains a gel substance with the consistency of a jelly (see figure 7). It is the nucleus of the disc that acts as the body's shock absorber between the vertebral bodies (see figure 8 and figure 9). This jelly or nucleus may be forced out of the disc completely (herniated disc), causing pain as it exerts pressure on the nerve lying near the disc (see disc disorders).
This section outlines the various parts of the spine and how the inner act with each other. Learning and maintaining good posture is a sure method to prevent back pain.
Learning and maintaining good posture is a sure method to prevent back pain.
There are 4 elements to fitness
Ergomonics in the workplace is all about the "fit" between people and their work
In many cases manual handling at work cannot be avoided: therefore certain procedures and steps should be considered and if necessary implemented in order to avoid manual handling injury.
Remember the defininition of manual handling as SHWW Regulations 2007