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Ergonomic Audit and Back Injury Assessment of Custodial Staff
A team conducted a Back Injury Assessment of custodial staff at Cornell University. Interviews, direct observation and videotaping, were used as part of a systematic audit of postural risks, poor tool design, and unsafe work practices.
Source: Cornell University
A Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers
This booklet is designed to provide general guidance for employers and employees about how to prevent back injury as a result of lifting and moving patients and residents. It may be useful in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes, and during the provision of home health care.
Source: Oregon OSHA