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  • Handling sheep can cause a variety of manual injuries, ranging from strains and sprains through to broken bones.
  • Reducing the risk of manual-handling injuries includes attention to posture, correct lifting techniques and maintaining fitness.
  • Walk through all sheep-handling areas and look for hazards, then make the necessary changes to improve safety.
  • Inexperienced workers are at greater risk of injury, so make sure they are thoroughly trained.

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Reviewed on: 05-09-2019