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Title: International consensus on manual handling of people in the healthcare sector: Technical Report ISO/TR 12296
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Fray, Mike
Battevi, Natale
Occhipinti, Enrico
Menoni, Olga
Tamminen-Peter, Leena
Waaijer, Elly
Knibbe, Hanneke
Jager, Matthias
Keywords: Ergonomics
Manual handling
Human factors
International standards
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: HIGNETT, S. ... (et al.), 2014. International consensus on manual handling of people in the healthcare sector: Technical Report ISO/TR 12296. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 44 (1), pp. 191-195.
Abstract: In 1990 the European Union introduced a directive on manual handling in the health and social care industries. A review of the implementation in 2004 found a wide variation in official national guidance on patient handling. This paper reports the iterative development of a Technical Report (ISO/TR 12296) by the international standards Technical Committee ISO/TC 159, Ergonomics, Subcommittee SC 3, Anthropometry and Biomechanics representing 23 participating and 12 observing countries with expert support from the European Panel on Patient Handling Ergonomics. The process included 6 reviews over 3 years to produce a consensus document as a state of science summary. It has an overarching framework of risk management with sections on risk estimation and evaluation, organisational aspects, aids and equipment, buildings and the environment, staff training and education and intervention evaluation. Relevance to industry: This Technical Report provides an international consensus as a state of science summary about manual handling of people in the healthcare sector.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2013.10.004
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15526
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2013.10.004
ISSN: 0169-8141
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