Factors affecting Safe Manual Handling

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  • Intensity of work

    e.g., 100% maximum muscle strength is possible for a maximum of 6 seconds, 75% at 21 secs, 50% at 60 secs, 25% at 3.5 mins, 15% at >4 mins

  • Repetition of the work
  • Muscle size (small muscles fatigue quicker)
  • Boredom (reduces concentration & increases fatigue)
  • Fitness (Flexibility, strength and stamina)
  • Duration and Frequency

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