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ID (ISN) del documento110902
Número CIS 10-0570
ISSN - Título de la serie 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bird P.
Título Reducing manual handling workers compensation claims in a public health facility
Información bibliográfica Dec. 2009, Vol.25, No.6, p.451-459. Illus. 14 ref.
Acceso Internet 10-0570.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen This article describes the implementation of a manual handling programme in various healthcare facilities in the region of Canberra, the capital of Australia. The programme involved consultation of the employees, hazard identification, hazard evaluation, engineering controls, behavioural controls, training systems and supporting management systems. A systematic approach was followed, with well-defined strategies for the various stages of pre-implementation, implementation and post-implementation. From 2005 to 2008, compensation claims were reduced by between 60% and 80%, time lost due to claims by between 79% and 98%, and costs by between 70% and 99%.
Descriptores (primarios) Distrito Federal Australiano; manipulación manual; programas de higiene; hospitales; personal de los servicios de salud; coste de las enfermedades
Descriptores (secundarios) Australia; absentismo por enfermedad; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; valoración del programa; reparación de las enfermedades profesionales; aspectos económicos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Medicina del trabajo, higiene, primeros auxilios
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos mecánicos, transporte
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Health care services
Ergonomics
Work posture