Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies
Smedley, J., Poole, J., Waclawski, E., Stevens, A., Harrison, J., Buckle, P. and Coggon, D. (2005) Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62, (1), 63-65. (doi:10.1136/oem.2003.012237).
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Most UK hospitals now have manual handling policies, but few studies have assessed their impact. To facilitate such research, a system for ranking the investment in manual handling risk controls was devised and applied to 109 acute hospitals in the UK. High scoring hospitals performed well on all aspects of manual handling risk management. Low scoring hospitals had a manual handling policy and recorded accidents and sickness absence, but had limited resource for expert manpower and equipment.
|Additional Information:||Short report|
|Keywords:||lifting, manual handling, nurses, occupational disease, risk assessment|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Community Clinical Sciences
|Date Deposited:||29 Mar 2006|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:13|
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