The British HSE is running a major national initiative this summer focussed on
reducing the incidence of back pain at work. Currently manual handling is a
major cause of back injury. One in five of those who suffer work-related ill
health has back pain bad both for people and for business. The overall aim of
the Backs! 2005 initiative is to promote the use of lifting and handling aids
as a means of reducing the incidence of back injuries at work.
The main phase of the Backs! 2005 campaign will involve a nationally
co-ordinated publicity, education and inspection programme over a 4 week period
in June/July. The programme is being developed in partnership with Local
Authorities and other stakeholders and will help encourage innovative solutions
to musculo-skeletal disorder (MSD) issues.
Documents to download include:
AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and safety Executive