Sustained postures & maximum push loads for one staff person

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    • #2501
      Glenda Rickerby
      Participant

      Hi, does any one have ideas about reducing the risks of sustained postures for staff working in a baby unit?

      Also, does any one have any information about the maximum recommended load for one staff person to push a load?

      thanks.

      Glenda Rickerby, Southern DHB manual handling co-ordinator, Otago site

    • #2502
      Nicky Curran
      Participant

      Hi Glenda – This was one of my favourite hobby horses when working for the DHB’s –

      See Grandjean (Fitting the task to the person – 5th ed) Table on forces for pushing and pulling p 140 (this is 1991 n could have been surpassed) – and you can hire a metre to demonstrate – we never got round to it but would love to hear if you do. There is info on initiation force and sustained force. NB cornering for beds – it is rarely in a single direction

      Nicky

    • #2503

      Hi Glenda

      Regarding the maximum recommended load for one staff person to push a load
      HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website has information and a risk assessment tool on pushing and pulling that you may find helpful.
      Hope this helps
      Angela

    • #2758
      Angela Greetham
      Participant

      http://worksafebcmedia.com/misc/calculator/ppcc/#
      Hi Glenda,
      Here is an excellent calculator to use for pushing/pulling a load, from Worksafe NZ,
      Regards,
      Angela

    • #2759
      Julie Moffett
      Participant

      That is great. Very useful!!
      Thanks

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