Prevention strategies for MSDs in the healthcare sector

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Prevention strategies for MSDs in the healthcare sector

Prevention strategies for MSDs in the healthcare sector

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

This articles presents MSDs as the leading cause of work-related health problems in the healthcare sector. The effects for staff, organisations and society include sickness absence, injuries and disability, increased costs, higher employee turnover, lower productivity and staff leaving the healthcare profession.

This articles presents MSDs as the leading cause of work-related health problems in the healthcare sector. The effects for staff, organisations and society include sickness absence, injuries and disability, increased costs, higher employee turnover, lower productivity and staff leaving the healthcare profession.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2020