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International & National Safe Patient Handling Guidelines & Legislation


World Wide

ISO/TR 12296:2012   Ergonomics — Manual handling of people in the healthcare sector.
An easy to read edited summary, is available for you to download by clicking here:
ISO/TR 12296:2012 Edited Summary

The full ISO/TR 12296:2012  report is available for purchase via the ISO website.
http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=51310

Australia
Transferring people safely - A handbook for workplaces, Edition no 3, 2009 (EN)
http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/c4c1b6804071f3a094c5dee1fb554c40/Transferring+People+Safely+-+Web.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

Residental Care Service - Victoria (EN)
http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/worksafe/home/safety+and+prevention/your+industry/aged+care/d_aged+care+sector#/!ts=null!/!ts=null!

Canada
Handle with care: patient handling and the application of ergonomics (MSI) requirements. WorkSafeBC British Columbia, Canada, 2006 (EN)
http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/handle_with_care.pdf

Netherlands
Praktijkrichtlijnen fysieke belasting voor zorgverleners (Dutch Guidelines for Practice, in Dutch)
http://www.profijtvanarbobeleid.nl/html/fysieke_belasting/zorgverleners.shtml

New Zealand
The New Zealand Patient Handling Guidelines, The LITEN UP approach (EN)
http://www.acc.co.nz/publications/index.htm?ssNextRow=11&ssBrowseTitle=&ssBrowseCategory=&ssBrowseSubCategory=Health%20industry

Sweden
A lift for Health Care. ADI 581, Swedish Work Environment Authority (EN)
www.av.se/inenglish/publications/brochures/

UK
The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, No 2793 (EN)
www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/2793/contents/made

All Wales NHS Manual Handling Training Passport Information Scheme. 2008 (EN)
www.wales.nhs.uk/documents/NHS_manual_handling_passpor.pdf

Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in Healthcare Health & Safety Authority, 2011(EN)
http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Healthcare_Sector/Manual_Handling_Health_Care.pdf

Royal College of Nursing
Manual Handling Assessments in Hospitals and the Community. RCN London. 2003 (EN)
www.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/78488/000605.pdf

Manual Handling Training Guidelines Issue 2, revised at the request of the National Executive of National Back Exchange, 2002 (EN)
www.equipmentpro.co.uk/training/downloads/training_guidelines.pdf

US
Patient Handling and Movement Assessments, a White Paper. The Facility Guideline Institute – 2010 (EN)
www.fgiguidelines.org/pdfs/FGI_PHAMA_whitepaper_042810.pdf

Guidelines for Nursing Homes. Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. OSHA 3182-3R 2009 (EN) 
http://www.osha.gov/ergonomics/guidelines/nursinghome/final_nh_guidelines.pdf

A Back Injury Prevention Guide For Health Care Providers. OSHA –California 2007 (EN)
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/backinj.pdf
 

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