Common injuries relating to MH

  • Carrying, handling or lifting heavy loads in unspecified/ unknown ways – 21%

  • Pulling/ pushing loads – 23%

  • Lifting/ putting down loads – 18%

  • Cuts- trapped fingers – 12%

  • Supporting people –10%

  • Carrying loads – 12%

  • Sprains/ strains with/ without load – 4%

  • Handling/ transferring people with equipment – One per cent

  • Trapped nerves are the most likely to happen due to poor manual handling.

*What part of the body do MOST of these all have in common?