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(UK) Occupational Health and Safety in Healthcare: Prevention of Back Disorders Among Nursing Staff Mobile App

The (UK) Occupational Health and Safety in Healthcare: Prevention of Back Disorders Among Nursing Staff mobile app is a guide to prevention and good practice in the healthcare sector aims at improving health and safety standards in health institutions in the EU. Health service workers engaged in different areas or activities are exposed to quite different types of risk. The app focuses on Prevention of Back Disorders Among Nursing Staff. Work situations with the greatest exposure to risk are manual handling activities such as lifting, holding, carrying, pushing and pulling of loads. A special form is the manual handling of patients. The amount of exposure depends on the individual load (e.g. weight, dimensions, gripping conditions), the body posture and the motion sequence needed to perform the handling activity (e.g. upright, twisted, bent, crouched), the duration and frequency (repetition) of the task to be performed, and the ergonomic design of the workplace (e.g. even level flooring, sufficient space for movement, no physical obstacles). GoCanvas submissions can generate a unique submission number to be used as a job number.

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    There is a wide range of manual handling of loads in healthcare activities.

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    Particularly high exposure conditions exist during the following situations:

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    where the load is too heavy and/or the dimensions are too wide (e.

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    where the handling activity requires twisting or bending or handling far from the body;

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    where there is not enough room for unrestricted movement during the task;

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    where the removal and deposit of objects are above shoulder height or below knee level;

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    where there is a need to handle with gloves (e.

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    where there is no time for adequate breaks or task rotation which results in continuous strain wi...

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    All these situations induce a high strain for the musculoskeletal system, particularly in the bac...

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    Pushing and pulling of loads is another type of manual handling operation regularly performed in ...

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    Exceptionally high exposure results from the following situations:

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    use of unsuitable equipment (transporters too small or too large, worn or defective wheels, no br...

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    the load being too heavy and/or the object too large (high forces for starting and stopping, poor...

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    ramps, uneven flooring, soft surface (carpet), confined spaces, doors and doorsteps (high forces,...

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    unforeseen obstacles that cause sudden changes of direction or abrupt stops (high forces for stop...

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    distance, duration, frequency and direction of the task (long distance, long duration, uphill or ...

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    Pushing and pulling activities primarily affect the musculoskeletal system of the back, the knees...

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    Healthcare activities involve the repeated handling of patients; these tasks can be vari┬Čable, dy...

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    Besides the nursing staff, there are numerous professional groups in healthcare that are concerne...

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    Risks can arise above all from the following factors.

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    The patient or the part of the body to be moved is too heavy and/or the dimensions are too wide.

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    The handling activity requires twisting or bending, overexertion/overstretching or handling far f...

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    The working method/sequence of motions (e.

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    There is not enough room for unrestricted movement during the task.

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    There is a need to handle with gloves (e.

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    There is no time for adequate breaks or task rotation, which results in continuous strain without...

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    The handling is done in high frequency or over long duration.

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    High exposure situations occur in activities such as:

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