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Nurs Health Sci. 2002 Mar-Jun;4(1-2):51-4.

Evaluation of a training program for the prevention of lower back pain among hospital employees.

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Département de Santé Publique, UFR Médecine, Paris, France. sefanello@chu-angers.fr

Abstract

An evaluation of a training program for the prevention of lower back pain (LBP) was conducted over a two-year period in the Regional Hospital of Le Mans, which is located in the west of France and employs 2400 staff. The training program was based on a multidisciplinary approach to worker training in the prevention of LBP and in ergonomic efforts in the workplace. Workers received theoretical training on LBP, patient handling and ergonomics, and on-the-job ergonomics instruction to help them to implement participative ergonomics in their working groups. A cohort of 136 employees attended classes on safe posture and patient handling, then received advice from instructors who observed them while they performed their typical workday tasks.

PMID:
12084021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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