Manual Handling Solutions

Picking, planting and packing vegetables involves many repetitive, manual activities which can lead to injuries needing medical treatment or time off work.

In March 2011, The Victorian Farm Safety Centre began a project to help growers identify and control manual handling hazards on vegetable farms.

The project has developed a number of “Health and Safety Solutions” with the vegetable industry.

These solutions target known muscular-skeletal disorders which may occur as a result of hazardous manual handling practices in vegetable production.

Each of these solutions can be achieved with little or no cost outlay and will reduce the risk of workplace injuries on vegetable farms.

manual handling solutions
11. Handling Cartons & Crates

See Also :

Workplace Safety – mobile phones & devices – 31 Jan 2012

Workplace Safety – slow moving machinery – 27 Jan 2012

Reducing injuries on your farm – 7 Mar 2011

Farm Safety – Vegetables Victoria website

For more information contact :

Helena Whitman
IDO – West
John Runting
IDO – East

0407 772 299

0417 356 364


Rod Hall
VGA Membership Services
0403 215 935

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