|509A||Title:||OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATION||Gazette Number:||L.N. 618 of 1997|
|Schedule:||3||Heading:||MATTERS AND QUESTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN MAKING ASSESSMENT OF RISKS OF UNDERTAKING MANUAL HANDLING OPERATIONS||Version Date:||01/01/1998|
|1. The tasks||Do they involve holding or manipulating loads at distance from the body's trunk?|
Do they involve unsatisfactory bodily movement or posture, especially-
(c) reaching upwards?
(b) excessive carrying distances?
(b) risk of sudden movement of loads?
(c) frequent or prolonged physical effort?
(d) insufficient rest or recovery periods?
(e) a rate of work imposed by a process?
|2. The loads||Are they-
(b) bulky or unwieldy?
(c) difficult to grasp?
(d) unstable, or with contents likely to shift?
(e) sharp, hot or otherwise potentially damaging?
|3. The working
||Are there space constraints that prevent good posture?|
Are there uneven, slippery or unstable floors?
Are there variations in level of floors or work surfaces?
Are there extremes of temperature or humidity?
Are there conditions causing ventilation problems or gusts of wind?
Are the lighting conditions poor?
|4. Individual capability||Does the operation-
(b) create a hazard to persons who are pregnant or have a health problem?
(c) require special information or training for its safe performance?
|5. Other matters||Is movement or posture hindered by personal protective equipment or by clothing?|