E-fact 28 - Patient handling techniques to prevent MSDs in health care

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E-fact 28 - Patient handling techniques to prevent MSDs in health care

E-fact 28 - Patient handling techniques to prevent MSDs in health care

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

Bulgarian

Danish

German

Estonian

Greek

English

Spanish

French

Italian

Latvian

Lithuanian

Hungarian

Malti

Dutch

Polish

Romanian

Slovak

Slovenian

Finnish

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Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This article provides recommendations and examples for nursing staff to help reducing the number and severity of MSDs due to patient handling.

This article provides recommendations and examples for nursing staff to help reducing the number and severity of MSDs due to patient handling.

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Language of original language description

Bulgarian

Czech

Danish

German

Estonian

Greek

English

Spanish

French

Italian

Latvian

Lithuanian

Hungarian

Malti

Dutch

Polish

Romanian

Slovak

Slovenian

Finnish

Swedish

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2008