Guidance on the management of manual handling in healthcare

Type: 
Guides & Tools
Country: 
Ireland
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
Health and safety autority

Description

This guide provides practical information on managing the risk of injury from manual handling activities in the healthcare sector. 

 

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Language of original language description: 
English

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hospital activities
Residential care activities
Residential nursing care activities
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2011