Manual handling at work a brief guide introduction this leaflet describes what you as an employer may need to do to protect your employees from the risk of injury through manual handling tasks in the workplace it will also be useful to employees and their representatives the manual handling operations regulations 1992 as amended in 2002. Answer the manual handling operations regulations 1992 do not prohibit individual types of manual handling or endorse no lifting policies however manual handling should be limited to those times when it cannot be avoided and only where the risk has been assessed and minimised. Manual handling training is a legal requirement in any situation where your staff are required to do any lifting lowering pulling or pushing that carries any level risk most work environments employ people who incorporate the use of manual handling. Ergonomic guidelines for manual material handling was prepared for publication by the cal osha consultation service research and education unit division of occupational safety and health california department of industrial relations it was distributed under the provisions of the library distribution act and government code section 11096
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