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Manual Handling
Injuries in
Healthcare
CSG September 2021 Presenter: Professor David Caple

New research into manual handling injuries in healthcare

Presentation by: Professor David Caple AM, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University

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Work-based musculoskeletal injuries remain a major issue, but research is telling us more about how and why these injuries occur, along with better prevention and management strategies.
Professor David Caple AM has recently been involved in a range of projects related to manual handling injury prevention in hospitals. These injuries account for around 70% of Workcover claims in hospitals for both clinical and non-clinical staff.
He discussed interesting results from a couple of studies in a zoom presentation for Central Safety Group on 14 September.
One of these is a study done with La Trobe University’s Biomechanics laboratory that focused on shoulder injuries in clinical staff. These account for 40% of their musculoskeletal injuries, while 60% are back injuries.
David also spoke about work being done to address the increase in injuries involving the handling of a range of patients, including those with co-morbidities such as dementia, those who present fall risks and bariatric patients.

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Professor David Caple AM, is a leading figure in occupational health and safety here and overseas. He has advised a wide range of businesses, industry groups and public sector organisations, and has worked with Australian and overseas governments on work health and safety strategy. He is currently an OHS consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University.

 
 

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CSG December 2021 Zoom event - Host: Nan Austin, President, Central Safety Group


Central Safety Group networking get-together

Hosted by Nan Austin, President, Central Safety Group

Tuesday 14 December 2021, noon
A free zoom event for both members and friends of CSG

Central Safety Group Networking Get-together
December is the time of year for us to celebrate our CSG network, share ideas and get to know each other a little better.
While circumstances prevent us from gathering in person for a second year, please join us via zoom for an informal networking function. Let’s share our experiences and valuable lessons from 2021, as well as exploring next year's events.
We are looking forward to celebrating our 60th year in 2022 and welcome your thoughts about the future of Central Safety Group to ensure we continue to remain relevant to our members and the wider safety community.

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
As this is a casual event, this session will not be recorded.
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The link for the zoom meeting will be emailed to all those on our mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend, please email the Membership Co-ordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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