Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes

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What this presentation covers. How to develop an ergonomics process to protect workersBenefits of implementing an ergonomics processIdentify and analyze problem jobs in nursing homesRecognize practical solutions to address problem jobs. Module 1 addresses problems involved with manual lifting

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2. What this presentation covers How to develop an ergonomics process to protect workers Benefits of implementing an ergonomics process Identify and analyze problem jobs in nursing homes Recognize practical solutions to address problem jobs

3. What this presentation covers

4. Introduction

5. Introduction

6. What is Ergonomics?    

7. Ergonomics Process Provide management support Involve employees Submit suggestions or concerns Discuss workplace and work methods Participate in design of work, equipment, procedures, and training Evaluate equipment

8. Ergonomics Process Identify problems – Use systematic methods Implement solutions Workplace modifications that

9. Ergonomics Process Address reports of injury Limit severity of injuries Improve treatment of injuries Minimize disability or permanent damage Reduce claims and costs

10. Ergonomics Process Provide training

11. Benefits to Employees Employee injuries reduced Employee turnover declined Absenteeism reduced Productivity and morale increased Compensation costs lowered

12. Benefits to Residents Dignity Independence Security

13. Risk Factors in Nursing Homes Nursing home residents often require assistance to walk, bathe, or perform other normal activities. Risk factors that workers face when performing tasks associated with these activities include:

14. Risk Factors in Nursing Homes Examples of excessive force include: lifting or transferring heavy residents unexpected or abrupt forceful motions stopping resident falls or lifting them off the floor after a fall

15. Risk Factors in Nursing Homes Examples of repetitive activities include: repeated repositioning in bed

16. Risk Factors in Nursing Homes Examples of awkward posture are: dressing or undressing residents providing in-bed medical care repositioning or turning residents in beds

17. Excessive exposure to risk factors result in musculoskeletal disorders, which include:

18. Identifying Problem Jobs To obtain information, analyze and review

19. Identifying Problems for Resident Lifting and Repositioning

20. Identifying Problems for Resident Lifting and Repositioning Fred is an 80 year old resident at a nursing home. He weighs 156 pounds and is 5’9” tall. He has dementia and a history of falls. Although some days he is cooperative, on other days he is combative and fearful. When he is cooperative, he can bear weight. Otherwise he resists standing. He is to be out of bed every day in a chair.

21. Identifying Problems for Resident Lifting and Repositioning

22. Identifying Problems for Resident Lifting and Repositioning Selection of equipment and method of transfer:

23. Finding Solutions to Problem Jobs Involve a physical change to the way a job or task is conducted or physical modifications to the workplace.

24. Factors That May Affect Solutions Resident’s rehabilitation plan Need to restore resident’s functional abilities Medical contraindications Emergency situations Resident dignity and rights

25. Resident Lifting and Repositioning Solutions

26. Resident Lifting and Repositioning Solutions

27. Resident Lifting and Repositioning Solutions

28. Summary Ergonomics process

29. Resources Guidelines for Nursing Homes developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

30. Resources NC OSHA http://www.osha.gov OSHA http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/index.html NIOSH http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ergonomics/

31. Thank you for taking the time to learn about safety and health and how to prevent future injuries and illnesses.

32. Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes

33. What this presentation covers Identifying some problem tasks in nursing homes Resident care (other than manual lifting and repositioning) Housekeeping, stocking supplies Dietary operations Laundry operations Recognizing practical solutions to address problem tasks

34. What this presentation covers

35. Introduction Resident care (other than manual lifting and repositioning) Housekeeping, stocking supplies Dietary operations Laundry operations

36. Identifying Problem Jobs/Tasks Observe employees perform task Discuss with employees about activities and conditions that they associate with difficulties Check injury records Identify problems

37. Resident Care Other Than Lifting and Repositioning

38. Resident Care Other Than Lifting and Repositioning

39. Resident Care Other Than Lifting and Repositioning

40. Laundry Operations

41. Laundry Operations Hamper with platform under the laundry bag allows easy side access to the bag without having to lift the bag up to clear the hamper.

42. Laundry Operations Spring-loaded carts automatically bring linen within easy reach and help reduce the amount of bending over and pulling on linen that the worker has to do.

43. Laundry Operations

44. Laundry Operations Load and unload washers and dryers in small amounts. Avoid lifting and twisting when handling loads. Face the load and keep the items as close to the body as possible. If you must use top loading washers: handle small loads of laundry, handle only a few items at a time, and brace your body against the front of the machine when lifting. Use easy-to-move carts on wheels rather than picking up baskets of soiled linen or wet laundry. Avoid lifting/reaching or working above shoulder height.

45. Dietary Operations Frequent elevated and extended reaches for supplies or heavy containers Bending and unpacking cases from the floor Lifting heavy food supplies to and from storage areas Lifting and dispensing large containers of soup, food Lifting food trays above shoulder level or below knee level

46. Dietary Operations Redesigning or repositioning tasks eliminates extended and elevated reaching, and allows elbows to remain close to the body (e.g., turn boxes over on side to allow for easier access).

47. Dietary Operations Work at a height appropriate for the task being performed to keep elbows close to the body and thus reduce reaching.  

48. Dietary Operations Anti-fatigue mats or insoles or shock-absorbing floors to minimize back and leg strain  

49. Housekeeping

50. Housekeeping

51. Housekeeping

52. Carts, Other Mobile Equipment: Design and Maintenance Issues moving food trays cleaning supplies equipment, tools laundry, linens dispensing medications

53. Carts, Other Mobile Equipment: Design and Maintenance Issues Problems: Holding, pushing, or handling equipment can cause forceful exertions or awkward body postures. Some of the ways equipment can cause problems include:

54. Carts, Other Mobile Equipment: Design and Maintenance Issues Solution:

55. Carts, Other Mobile Equipment: Design and Maintenance Issues Solution:

56. Summary Identifying some problem tasks in nursing homes Resident care (other than manual lifting and repositioning) Housekeeping, stocking supplies Dietary operations Laundry operations Recognizing practical solutions to address problem tasks

57. Resources Guidelines for Nursing Homes developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

58. Resources NC OSHA http://www.nclabor.com OSHA http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/index.html NIOSH http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ergonomics/

59. Thank you for taking the time to learn about safety and health and how to prevent future injuries and illnesses.

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