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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1136/oem.2003.012237
Additional Information: Short report
ISSNs: 1351-0711 (print)
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Keywords: lifting, manual handling, nurses, occupational disease, risk assessment
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2005Published
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 22:40
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/24512

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