Lifting Safely in the Health Care Field. What are Body Mechanics?. Refers to the way our bodies moves and maintains balance while making the most efficient use of all its parts So…we need great ergonomics Ergonomics : improving the fit between your body and an activity.
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So…we need great ergonomics
Ergonomics: improving the fit between your body and an activity
MSDs may lead to:
*damage to muscles, tendons, and joints
*loss of time at school and work
*decreased social activity
Background on SPH
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants reported the highest incidence rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) requiring days away from work in 2006 (BLS, 2007). This group was ranked second in overall musculoskeletal disorders requiring days away from work, with Registered Nurses ranked fifth.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (2007). Nonfatal occupational illness and injuries causing days away from work, 2006. United States Department of Labor NEWS. USDL 07-1741. Accessed on September 9, 2009 at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-117/pdfs/2006-117.pdf