Preventing MSDs in healthcare settings with ergonomics

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Preventing MSDs in healthcare settings with ergonomics

Preventing MSDs in healthcare settings with ergonomics

Type of item
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
USA
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
TriMedia Environmental & Engineering Firm
Provider (Original)
TriMedia Environmental & Engineering Firm

Description

This website provides information (and a short film) about several interventions in the healthcare industry. Healthcare workers make diagnoses and prognoses all day long, but it isn’t always easy for them to recognize signs and symptoms of injury in themselves. Although hospitals and other healthcare facilities are clean, sterile, and safe, workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities have the highest work-related injury and illness rates in the country. 

 

This website provides information (and a short film) about several interventions in the healthcare industry. Healthcare workers make diagnoses and prognoses all day long, but it isn’t always easy for them to recognize signs and symptoms of injury in themselves. Although hospitals and other healthcare facilities are clean, sterile, and safe, workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities have the highest work-related injury and illness rates in the country. 

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Poor work organisation
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Workers
Type of visual resource
Film
Priority area
Future generations
Prevention
Year
2017