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The work of emergency medical technician-paramedics: understanding the risks in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

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

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Description

Description: 

This document summarizes the key results of a major study of the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in emergency medical technician-paramedics (EMT-Ps) with the intent of: making stakeholders aware of the risks of MSDs associated with the profession of EMT-P and encouraging the development and implementation of various preventive measures and the enhancement of training and professional development activities

 

The work of emergency medical technician-paramedics: understanding the risks in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders

Detailed Information

Sector / Industry covered: 
Hospital activities
Hazards: 
Static postures - standing
Static postures - sitting
Manual handling of loads
Forceful movements
Psychosocial/stress hazards
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
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 : 
2017