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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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/oem.2003.012237

Description/Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Short report
ISSNs: 1351-0711 (print)
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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
ePrint ID: 24512
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24512

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