The majority of occupations involve some form of manual handling. Manual handling holds many risks the main being the increased risk of injury due to wear and tear on the back. Back injuries can be painful and reduce one’s mobility. These injuries may lead to absences from work due to injury.
In chapter 4, section 2 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 itstates wherever the need for manual handling of loads by the employer’s employees cannot be avoided, organise workstations in such a way as to make such handling as safe and healthy as possible.