Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among hospital workers

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

This article presents the primary cause for MSDs in nursing: patient handling tasks such as lifting, transferring, and repositioning of patients

This article presents the primary cause for MSDs in nursing: patient handling tasks such as lifting, transferring, and repositioning of patients

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
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
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2020