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The prevention of lower back disorders in the healthcare sector

Type
Guides & Tools
Country
Malta
Languages
English
Provider
Awtorità għas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà fuq il-Post tax-Xogħol

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Description

Description: 

This guide provides information on why a prevention policy needs to be implemented for the prevention of back pain disorders in the health sector. It explains the causes, and provides preventive solutions in the  health sector and how to implement them with the help of pictures. 

 

The prevention of lower back disorders in the healthcare sector

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Awkward postures
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 : 
2007