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Lighten the load:Information for healthcare workers

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Poland
Languages
Polish
Provider
National Labour Inspectorate

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Description

Description: 

 The publication presents the most important principles of organisation and ways of performing work in sitting and standing positions, related to manual transport and activities such as lifting, carrying, pulling, pushing in hospitals, nursing homes and nursing homes. 

 

Lighten the load:Information for healthcare workers

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hospital activities
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2013