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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.

The presenter:

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 February 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog



New perspectives on OHS

Presented by Presented by Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog

Tuesday 8 February 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

New perspectives on OHS
Catch up with some of the latest thinking and writing on OHS with Kevin Jones. He will discuss some of the latest ideas and information he’s found in recently-published books by leading OHS and economics experts and political scientists in Australia and elsewhere. Topics will include the bystander effect, workplace mental health, ethical socialism, ‘dirty work’ and more, but all related to OHS.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Jones is well known for his award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog. He has been a consultant, writer and commentator on OHS matters for many years.
Kevin recently undertook some legal professional privilege work in Victoria and Darwin while working full time on a rail construction project. He is also a Life Member of Central Safety Group.

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
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