If you are lifting heavy things in the wrong way, you are risking strain to your spine. This can lead to back injuries and chronic pain. That is why it is important that you are using proper lifting techniques when you are lifting or moving heavy things. SEAHEALTH guides you to ensure that your work is performed in a correct ergonomic way.
Stressful working postures
What working postures are considered stressful and how do you avoid and prevent them?
Design of workplace
How your workplace should be designed
Aids and equipment
What type of aid and equipment can I use? In what situations should I use them?
Lifting heavy loads
What is a heavy load, what are the limits and risks?
Good lifting technique
What is the right way to lift heavy things?
Ergonomics videos on Youtube
7 videos to help you lift, push and carry the right way when working on a ship
Appropriate preventive principles and risk assessments should be taken into account throughout the design of the ship to avoid poor ergonomic design and during manual handling of loads. Otherwise, seafarers may risk adverse health effects.
Further information can be obtained in MOSH Guidelines 6.7.1 Ergonomic hazards.
Senior Occupational Health Consultant
Anne L. Ries
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+45 2961 8860
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