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Nursing staff and musculoskeletal disorders: how to promote the application of preventive practices in the workplace

Type
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages
French
Provider
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST)

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Description

Description: 

The purpose of this document is to promote reflection, present strategies facilitating the application, by nursing staff, of practices for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and propose ways of supporting the implementation of these strategies. The document is presented in the form of fact sheets on the six main factors that influence the application of MSD prevention practices. These fact sheets can be used to plan prevention activities or training sessions.

 

Nursing staff and musculoskeletal disorders: how to promote the application of preventive practices in the workplace

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hospital activities
Residential nursing care activities
Hazards: 
Static postures - standing
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
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: 
Employers
Type of visual resource: 
Film
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2018