Does manual handling training reduce injury?

“Lift with your legs, not your back and you won’t get hurt.” Sound familiar? This is commonly taught in manual handling courses but why? Is there any real evidence for it? Does manual handling training reduce injury?

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  • Clemes, Stacy A., Cheryl O. Haslam, and Roger A. Haslam. “What constitutes effective manual handling training? A systematic review.” Occupational medicine 60.2 (2010): 101-107.

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