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The age of manual handling

Gabrielle Lis

Qantas at Brisbane Airport safely retains older manual handling workers by asking whether there is a match between required tasks and individual capacity...

“I am responsible for managing the injuries occasionally incurred by some employees who are required to load and unload baggage from aircraft.  The majority of these employees have been performing this role for more than 10 years,” says Gina Saba, Occupational Rehabilitation Manager for Qantas Airlines Operations in Queensland Airports. “The average age of employees performing this role is approximately 50 years. Th...

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