Musculoskeletal Injury / Ergonomics

The Business Case for Ergonomics/Human Factors

Marilyn Joyce, C.P.E., M.E. (PDF file)

Healthcare Ergonomics

The International Ergonomics Association

Office Ergonomics

University of Toronto, Environmental Health and Safety Department

Ergonomics Program Implementation Continuum: Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders & Slips, Trips, and Falls in Healthcare

Ontario Public Services Health and Safety Association (PDF file)

Unit-based Hazard Assessment for Safe Patient Handling

Mary Willa Matz, MSPH (ppt)

Patient Care Ergonomics

SPHM (ppt)

Practical Demonstrations of Ergonomic Principles

U.S. NIOSH - PDF file

A Physician's Guide for the California Ergonomics Standard

PDF file

Using Carts in Healthcare: a resource guide for reducing musculoskeletal injury

Vancouver Island Health Authority - PDF file

Assessment Criteria and Care Plan for Safe Patient Handling and Movement

PDF file

LIFTING TECHNIQUES

U.S. ARMY CENTERFOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - PDF file

Patient Lift Teams

William Charney, DOH - PDF file

University of Michigan 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

Center for Ergonomics, University of Michigan

Ergonomics Tools

T.E. Bernard, USF

Evaluation Tools

Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries

Ergonomics - Identify Problems

U.S. OSHA

Ergonomic Assessment Toolkit

AIHA ERGONOMIC COMMITTEE (PDF file)

MSD Prevention Toolbox - More on In-depth Risk Assessment Methods

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (PDF file)

A Back Injury Prevention Guide For Healthcare Providers

Cal/OSHA - (PDF file)

Best Practices for Site-Wide Hospital Ergonomics

Professor Alan Hedge, PhD, CPE, Cornell University (PDF file)

Movement and Posture Checklist

State of Washington (PDF file)

Back Injury Prevention Program

Michigan Municipal Workers’ Compensation Fund Safety and Health Resource Manual (PDF file)

Back Safety and Lifting

(ppt)

Hazards and risks associated with manual handling in the workplace

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (PDF)

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) Prevention

CDC

ELEMENTS OF ERGONOMICS PROGRAMS

CDC - (PDF file)

Using the Snook Push/Pull Tables

Snook, S. H. and Ciriello, V. M., The design of manual handling tasks: revised tables of maximum acceptable weights and forces, Ergonomics , 34, 9, 1991 (PDF file)

Using Carts in Healthcare: a resource guide for reducing musculoskeletal injury

Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare (OHSAH) in BC - (PDF file)

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility

The American Nurses Association

Prevention of Work Related MSD in Dental Clinics

ASSTSAS

Musculoskeletal Disorders: Anatomy of an injury

University of Pittsburgh - Environmental Health and Safety

Material Handling Training Videos

Health & Safety Authority, Ireland

Risks and causes of musculoskeletal injuries among health care workers

K. Ngan et al, Society of Occupational Medicine

Ergonomic Injury Prevention in Healthcare Services

Patricia L. Meinhardt, MD, MPH, MA and Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Vanderbilt Smooth Moves Safe Patient Handling Equipment Demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00wXNhjxaW0

Participatory Action Oriented Training for Hospital Nurses Program to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

Jong-Eun Lee, Johns Hopkins Hospital (PDF file)

Musculoskeletal Disorders / Ergonomics

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Conduct risk assessments to determine the safest methods for patient handling

WorkSafeBC

Use Control Measures to Minimize Risks of Patient Handling

WorkSafeBC (PDF file)

International Ergonomics Association

http://www.iea.cc/

SAFE PATIENT HANDLING

CDC

Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory

Richard Wells

Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario

MSD Prevention Guideline

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (PDF file)

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare

Ergonomics

Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries

Centre of Research Expertise in the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders

University of Waterloo

Resource Manual for the MSD Prevention Guideline

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (PDF file)

MSD Tool Kit

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario

Analysis Tools for Ergonomists

Thomas E. Bernard - University of South Florida

RULA - Rapid Upper Limb Assessment

Osmond Group Limited

Ergonomics

Environmental Health and Radiation Safety
University of Pennsylvania

Ergonomics

The University of Western Ontario

Laboratory Ergonomics

Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety

Laboratory Ergonomics

CDC

Computer Ergonomics

Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety

The Oregon Coalition for HealthCare Ergonomics

html

User's Display Screen Equipment - Workstation Self-Assessment

Health & Safety Services, Birkbeck, University of London

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario - MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS PREVENTION SERIES

(PDF file)

Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders -
Guidelines for Nursing Homes

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration

ERGONOMICS: The Manitoba Workplcae Safety and Health Division

http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/ergonomic.html

Effectiveness and Cost Benefit of Ceiling Lifts to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury

OHSAH

Ergonomic Patient Handling - Policy Guidelines

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (html)

Reference Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling

Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare in British Columbia (PDF file)

High-Risk Manual Handling of Patients in Healthcare

Work Safe BC (PDF file)

Transfer Assist Devices for Safer Handling of Patients - A Guide for Selection and Safe Use

Work Safe BC (PDF file)

A Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting

AOHP (PDF file)

Safety and Health Topics Ergonomics

Occupational Safety & Health Administration U.S.A. (html)

Cornell University Ergonomics Web

http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/

Ergonomics

Yale University / Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Work Safe BC - An Owner's Manual for Backs

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/back_talk.pdf

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders

NIOSH Publications and Other Resources

A Guide to Bed Safety Bed Rails in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health Care

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ergonomic Injury Prevention in Healthcare Services

Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine Arnot Ogden Medical Center

Handle With Care ®: The American Nurses Association’s Campaign to Address Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

(PDF file)

Patient Handling in a Military Treatment Facility

Virginia Polytechnic Institute University (ppt)

PATIENT CARE ERGONOMIC PROGRAM

U.S. Veterans Health Administration (PDF file)

Quality Healthcare Network - Human Factors

http://www.qhn.ca/resources/humanfactors.html

Computer Ergonomics: Workstation Layout and Lighting

Ontario Ministry of Labour

Computer Workstations Checklist
This checklist can help you create a safe and comfortable computer workstation.

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Computer Workstations - Purchasing Guide

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Musculoskeletal Disorders

UK Health and Safety Executive

CSA-Z412-00 (R2011) - Guideline on Office Ergonomics

CSA Group

Calculating Recommended Weight Limit (RWL)

CCOHS

Applications Manual for the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Designing Workplaces for Safer Handling of People

WorkSafe Victoria (PDF file)

Assessing Facility & Patient Needs Towards Appropriate Selection of Safe-Lift Equipment

OSHA (ppt)

Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Audrey Nelson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN (ppt)

Back and Material Handling Issues

(ppt)

Computer Workstations - eTools

U.S.A. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Business Case for Patient Care Ergonomic Interventions

Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors

NIOSH

HealthCare Wide Hazards Module - Ergonomics

OSHA U.S.

Patient Handling Techniques to Prevent MSDs in Health Care

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Patient Care Ergonomics

SPHM (ppt)

Ergonomics and the Computer Workstation

Capital Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia (PDF file)

Office Ergonomics Handbook

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (PDF file)

Hospital Ergonomics

Cornell University Ergonomics Web

ERGONOMIC SEATING EVALUATION FORM

Cornell University Ergonomics Web

Ergonomics in Healthcare Delivery

Pascale Carayon, Ph.D. (PDF file)

Typing Injuries Frequently Asked Questions -- Answered

http://www.tifaq.com/

Miscellaneous Resources from NASA Occupational Health

http://ohp.nasa.gov/topics/ergo/add_res.html

An Ergonomics Guide for Kitchens in Healthcare

Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC (PDF file)

An Ergonomics Guide for Hospital Laundries

Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC (PDF file)

An Ergonomics Guide for Hospital Pharmacies

Occupational Health & Safety Agency for Healthcare in BC (PDF file)

Resource Manual for the MSD Prevention Guideline for Ontario

Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (PDF file)

Publication items on Musculoskeletal Disorders

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Overuse Injury

eMedicine - Medscape

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

eMedicine - Medscape

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

GUIDELINES TO IMPLEMENTIING AND PERFORMIING PHYSIICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIIS HANDBOOK

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc. (PDF file)

Ergonomics Resources

WorkSafeBC

Patient Handling and the Application of Ergonomics Requirements

WorkSafe BC (PDF file)

The Illustrated Guide to Safe Patient Handling and Movement

Audrey L. Nelson, PhD, RN, FAAN; et al (PDF file)

Ambulatory Care Falls Prevention Champions Training 2009

Duke University (PDF file)

PREVENTION OF WORK-RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN SONOGRAPHY

Society of Radiographers (PDF file)

Safe Patient Handling and Movement Principles

CDC / NIOSH

A EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN ON MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (PDF)

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