Assisting people in wheelchairs: A health and safety solution

Safe solutions for handling wheelchairs and helping people in and out of them.

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Published: 01 Oct 2010
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 497.72 kB
 
Length: 3 pages
 
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

Assisting people in wheelchairs has been associated with musculoskeletal injuries for employees in disability services. Employees may be at risk of injuries to the back, neck, shoulders and wrists when pushing, pulling, bending and using high force.

This health and safety solution lists sources of risk when handling wheelchairs and helping people in and out of them. It looks at the equipment, tasks and the environment and provides solutions to these common problems.

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