The right footwear for health care workers

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The right footwear for health care workers

Gut beschuht im Pflegeberuf

Type of item
Visual resources
Country
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)
Provider (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege

Description

Footwear is important for musculoskeletal function — especially for people who stay for a long time on their feet. In health care workers have to walk and stand for long periods. Choosing the right footwear can help to prevent pain in the back, hips, knees, and feet. This leaflet provides tips to select the right footwear for health care workers.

In vielen Berufen sind die Beschäftigten den ganzen Tag viel auf den Beinen und legen einige Kilometer Wegstrecke zurück. Damit der Muskel-Skelett-Apparat nicht durch ungeeignetes Schuhwerk zusätzlich belastet wird, sollten Sie Ihre Schuhe unter die Lupe nehmen. Wir haben Tipps für geeignete Arbeitsschuhe gesammelt.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Hazards
Other
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Other
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Workers
Type of visual resource
Poster
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2019