Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the hospital sector

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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the hospital sector

Prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques dans le secteur hospitalier

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages

French

Dutch

Provider
Provider (English)
Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue
Provider (Original)
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale

Description

This manual has three objectives: to understand the functioning of the musculoskeletal system , to understand how it can deteriorate and to develop solutions adapted to the hospital sector. In particular, it offers many illustrations of the practical actions that hospital staff must take in their daily work.

 

Ce manuel poursuit trois objectifs : connaître le fonctionnement de l’appareil musculosquelettique , comprendre comment il peut se détériorer et développer des solutions adaptées au secteur hospitalier.  Il propose notamment de nombreuses illustrations des bons gestes pratiques à effectuer par le personnel du secteur hospitalier dans sa pratique quotidienne de travail.

 

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Language of original language description

French

Dutch

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
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
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Year
2010