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Caring with minimal lifting

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Ireland
Languages
English
Provider
Health and safety autority

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Description

Description: 

This guideline document is intended to assist those involved with, and responsible for, patient handling in the health care sector. This guideline is not intended as a legal interpretation.

 

Caring with minimal lifting

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hospital activities
Residential care activities
Residential nursing care activities
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Workers
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2007