chapter  1
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- Introduction: Aim of This Manual and Upsurge of the Problem

The rationale for this manual stems from contributions made by the Ergonomics of Posture and Movement (EPM) Research Unit toward implementing EU Directive 90/269/EEC, “Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Manual Handling of Loads Where There Is a Risk Particularly of Back Injuries to Workers,” and transposing the directive into the national law of EU member states.