Back injury prevention  guide for health care providers

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Back injury prevention  guide for health care providers

Back injury prevention  guide for health care providers

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
USA
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA)
Provider (Original)
Oregon Occupational Safety and Health (Oregon OSHA)

Description

This booklet is designed to provide general guidance for employers and employees about how to prevent back injury as a result of lifting and moving patients and residents. It may be useful in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes, and during the provision of home health care. Some of the benefits of back injury prevention include decreased injuries and costs, as well as increased efficiency and employee morale. The practical suggestions in this guide are focused on orderlies, attendants, nurses, nursing assistants and others who actually lift and move patients and residents. The information was developed with the help of individuals and institutions in the health care field who have found effective ways to prevent back injuries.

 

This booklet is designed to provide general guidance for employers and employees about how to prevent back injury as a result of lifting and moving patients and residents. It may be useful in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes, and during the provision of home health care. Some of the benefits of back injury prevention include decreased injuries and costs, as well as increased efficiency and employee morale. The practical suggestions in this guide are focused on orderlies, attendants, nurses, nursing assistants and others who actually lift and move patients and residents. The information was developed with the help of individuals and institutions in the health care field who have found effective ways to prevent back injuries.

 

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Hospital activities
Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2001