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Prevention of back pain in the home care sector

Type
Visual resources
Country
Belgium
Languages
French
Provider
Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue

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Description

Description: 

This film, in French, is largely language-free and self-explanatory. It  shows real tasks carried out by a home helper (e.g. cleaning, food preparation, caring for the client. It shows poor hazardous practices and practical solutions, e.g. to improve working heights and to make it easier to move clients. Finishes by showing some simple stretching exercises. 

 

Prevention of back pain in the home care sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Residential care activities
Hazards: 
Static postures - standing
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Awkward postures
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource: 
Film
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016