Good practice- Manual handling in health care

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
L-Awstrija
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
Austrian Labour Inspectorate

Deskrizzjoni

Health care has been identified as an environment exposed to physical strain. Health care workers are exposed to ergonomic risks such as heavy loads when handling of immobile patients. The Austrian Labor Inspectorate
has summarized good practical examples from the health sector in a report. You will find 12 examples of good practices including electric stand-up aids, safe load handling techniques, lifting aids and transport beds as well as training and lifting aids and transport beds.

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Language of original language description: 
German

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Attivitajiet marbuta mas-saħħa umana
Perikli: 
Tqandil manwali tat-tagħbija
Health effects: 
MSDs mhux speċifikati
Prevention measures: 
Oħrajn
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Purpose of the material: 
Oħrajn
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Impjegaturi
Tabib tas-saħħa okkupazzjonali
Ħaddiema
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Date of Publication / Year : 
2009