Guidelines for nursing homes - ergonomics for the prevention of MSDs

Digita: 
Guides & Tools
Country: 
USA
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
Occupational Health and Safety Authority

Descrizione

These guidelines provide recommendations for nursing home employers to help reduce the number  and severity of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in their facilities. MSDs include conditions such as low back pain, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries, epicondylitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The recommendations in these guidelines are based on a review of existing practices and programs, State OSHA programs, as well as available scientific information, and reflect comments received from representatives of trade and professional associations, labour organizations, the medical community, individual firms, and other interested parties. OSHA thanks the many organizations and individuals involved for their thoughtful comments, suggestions, and assistance.

 

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Attività di assistenza infermieristica residenziale
Pericoli: 
Movimentazione manuale di carichi
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
Movimenti che richiedono sforzi
Posture scomode
Posture statiche: stare in piedi
Health effects: 
DMS non specificati
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Migliorare le tecniche di lavoro individuali (ad esempio posture legate alla movimentazione manuale)
Semplici consigli e misure
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Purpose of the material: 
Orientamenti
Destinatari: 
Tutti (nessun destinatario specifico)
Priority area: 
Prevenzione
Date of Publication / Year : 
2009