Ergonomics for Environmental Services – Housekeeping
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Resources from WorkSafeBC, Canada.
- Ergonomic Risk Factor Identification and Assessment for Environmental Services
- MSI Prevention Bulletins
Accommodations for Housekeeping/Janitorial Workers with Industrial Injuries (2002). From the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Environmental Services Health Care Facilities. An Ergonomic Review(2003). Behl, D., Kolton, J., & Levitt. M. A PowerPoint presentation –Cornell University
Musculoskeletal health of cleaners (1999). Prepared by Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics, European Institute for Health and Medical Sciences University of Surrey for the Health and Safety Executive and UNISON, Authors Valerie Woods, Peter Buckle and Dr. Michael Haisman.
E-fact 51: Managing psychosocial risks with cleaning workers from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Factsheet 86 – Preventing harm to cleaning workers from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
The occupational safety and health of cleaning workers(2009) European Agency for Safety and Health at Work .This report provides an overview of the most important issues related to occupational safety and health (OSH) for cleaning workers in terms of working conditions, risks and prevalence of exposures and health outcomes, and identifies information gaps and challenges.
Musculoskeletal risk factors in cleaning occupation—A literature review (2008). Kumar, R., & Kumar, S. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 38(2);158-170.
Using Carts in Healthcare: A Resource Guide for Reducing Musculoskeletal Injury from the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Health Care in British Columbia (OHSAH):
Ergonomics Ideas Bank - A searchable collection of ideas, that may help you reduce exposure to awkward postures, high hand force, repetitive motions, lifting, vibration and other risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in your workplace from the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries.
Search the following professional association sites for 'Ergonomics' to view various articles and resources
The OSHA Safety and Health Topics for Ergonomics.
This site contains links to resources related to common safety and health hazards that might be found in Environmental Services.
Working Safely In Health Care a Practical Guide (2007). Ed - D. Fell Carlson. Thomson Delmar Learning.Chapter 3 discusses how to Perform Clinical Tasks Safely by applying ergonomics principles to prevent injuries. www.Delmarhealthcare.com
Analysis Tools for Ergonomists From Thomas E. Bernard,University of South Florida and
Basic and advanced ergonomics analysis tools for evaluation of a wide variety of job tasks
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) Various ergonomics analysis methods