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This report presents the guidelines for manual handling in the coal industry. They are intended to provide a practical guide to changes in work design and organisation to reduce the risk of back injury in mining operations. The basic principles of safe manual handling are explained and examples are given of possible solutions to common handling problems. These examples are grouped under operational headings with a summary of the handling problem in question and a number of diagrams showing possible approaches to solutions.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Ergonomics Branch, TSRE, Burton-on-Trent (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: No. 14 - Series 3 EN (1990) 59 pp.
Availability: Available from the Bureau of Information and Coordination, Community Ergonomics Action of the ECSC, PO Box 237, L-2012 Luxembourg (LU)
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