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Health & Safety
A question of technique: safe manual handling in practice
  1. Alastair Mitchell

    Alastair Mitchell joined the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 1991, based at Worcester, and during his career has gained much front-line experience as an operational inspector dealing with agriculture and the construction industry. In 2004, he moved to the HSE's Policy Group (agriculture and food sector), where he works in the health, education and chemicals section. His other areas of responsibility include vocational qualifications, manual handling, and veterinary matters.


QUITE apart from their impact on the individuals concerned, injuries caused by manual handling can have a big impact on a business, and veterinary practices are no exception. Here, Alastair Mitchell explains how good manual handling techniques can help to minimise the risk of musculoskeletal and other work-related injuries occurring in the practice.

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