Latest update: 26/01/2015

Occupational health and safety risks in the healthcare sector - Guide to prevention and good practice

The focus of this guideline is to present up-to-date technical and scientific knowledge regarding the prevention of the most significant risks in healthcare (especially biological, musculoskeletal, psychosocial and chemical risks), and to support the implementation of the relevant European Union directives. Practical instruments to support employers in identifying the risks for the safety and health of their employees, and to guide the implementation of preventive measures in their healthcare facilities are outlined and clarified on 284 pages.

The content is divided as follows:

  1. Prevention and health promotion as a management task
  2. How to carry out a risk assessment
  3. Biological risks
  4. Musculoskeletal risks
  5. Psychosocial risks
  6. Chemical risks

The manuscript was completed in December 2010.

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