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Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies

Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies
Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies
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.
lifting, manual handling, nurses, occupational disease, risk assessment
1351-0711
63-65
Smedley, J.
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Poole, J.
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Harrison, J.
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Buckle, P.
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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 & Environmental Medicine, 62 (1), 63-65. (doi:10.1136/oem.2003.012237).

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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.

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Published date: 2005
Additional Information: Short report
Keywords: lifting, manual handling, nurses, occupational disease, risk assessment

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Local EPrints ID: 24512
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24512
ISSN: 1351-0711
PURE UUID: 99e996e2-ec66-4675-8a98-bd08c255c454
ORCID for D. Coggon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1930-3987

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:51

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Author: J. Smedley
Author: J. Poole
Author: E. Waclawski
Author: A. Stevens
Author: J. Harrison
Author: P. Buckle
Author: D. Coggon ORCID iD

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