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Preventing MSDs in healthcare settings with ergonomics

Type
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
USA
Languages
English
Provider

Description

Description: 

This website provides information (and a short film) about several interventions in the healthcare industry. Healthcare workers make diagnoses and prognoses all day long, but it isn’t always easy for them to recognize signs and symptoms of injury in themselves. Although hospitals and other healthcare facilities are clean, sterile, and safe, workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities have the highest work-related injury and illness rates in the country. 


 

Preventing MSDs in healthcare settings with ergonomics

Detailed Information

Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Poor work organisation
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Workers
Type of visual resource: 
Film
Priority area: 
Future generations
Prevention