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Ergonomics Risk Reduction Strategies In Healthcare

Working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare environments can place high physical demands on workers.  This work often requires manual handling, forceful exertions, and awkward postures, typically over the course of a 12-hour shift. The presence and combination of these musculoskeletal disorder hazards contributes to the risk of injury.  There are several ergonomics initiatives that healthcare organizations should consider to reduce employee injury risk.

 

Ensuring a Foundation for Success

The first step is ensuring your organization has a solid Ergonomics Program to identify hazards and to implement risk mitigation controls.  This does not require a stand-alone program, but rather incorporating ergonomics into your existing Health & Safety Program, by including the identification and control of ergonomics hazards into your existing policies and practices.  Your Ergonomics Program should include Policies and Procedures which outline the roles...

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