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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 & Environmental Medicine, 62, (1), pp. 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.

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


Local EPrints ID: 24512
ISSN: 1351-0711
PURE UUID: 99e996e2-ec66-4675-8a98-bd08c255c454
ORCID for D. Coggon: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:13

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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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