Ergonomics for health care workers

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Ergonomics for health care workers

Ergonomie in helfenden Berufen

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Austria
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
Austrian Social Accident Insurance AUVA
Provider (Original)
Österreichische Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt AUVA

Description

The leaflet from the Austrian Social Accident Insurance AUVA provides information about the risks related to manual handling of patients. Photos with detailed descriptions show the right techniques to handle patients ergonomically. 

Dieses Merkblatt der österreichischen Unfallversicherngsanstalt erläutert, welche Kräfte beim Transfer von Patienetn auf den Rücken der Helfenden wirken und gibt Tipps wie der Rücken entlastet werden kann.  In Bildern werden Techniken aufgezeigt und erklärt, die den Rücken schonen.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Other
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource
Photo
Year
2020