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the effects of twisting on the body

effects of twistingAs mentioned previously, twisting during a manual handling task will produced further stresses on the human body and the approximate capacity reduction is:

When considering these figures it's worth bearing in mind that a worker may be doing several things wrong at once such as reaching out, twisting and stooping. The effect of the human body would then be quite considerable and the task would have to be subject to a risk assessment.

That's the end of the manual handling course. Practical lessons should follow this slide presentation. Manual handling risk assessments are covered in the next section



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