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Prevention strategies for MSDs in the healthcare sector

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages
English
Provider
EU OSHA

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Description: 

This articles presents MSDs as the leading cause of work-related health problems in the healthcare sector. The effects for staff, organisations and society include sickness absence, injuries and disability, increased costs, higher employee turnover, lower productivity and staff leaving the healthcare profession.

Prevention strategies for MSDs in the healthcare sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2020