Supporting people with personal hygiene care: A health and safety solution

Reduce the risks of injury when helping people with hygiene tasks in health care and disability services.

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Published: 01 Jan 2010
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 481.65 kB
 
Length: 3 pages
 
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

Helping patients and clients with personal hygiene tasks like showering and going to the toilet can carry injury risks for workers. Workers may suffer strains to the back, neck and shoulders when bending, reaching, twisting and exerting high or unexpected forces.

This health and safety solution looks at the common sources of risk, and provides safety measures to reduce or eliminate these risks.