(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.
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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.