Manual handling operations program in hospital : a case study

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Manual handling operations program in hospital : a case study

 

Author: Li, Yuen-yee Jovy
Title: Manual handling operations program in hospital : a case study
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2000
Subject: Hospitals -- Staff -- Health and hygiene -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Lifting and carrying -- China -- Hong Kong -- Case studies
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Multi-disciplinary Studies
Dept. of Management
Pages: vii, 135, [42] leaves : ill. ; 31 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1505752
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/2884
Abstract: The enactment of legislation for the protection of health and safety of employees has been a global trend throughout the world. Hong Kong is no exception to this trend. In 1997, the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance was enacted. In this Ordinance, employers are required to provide a health and safe, as far as reasonably practicable, place for their employees to work in. In line with this Ordinance, the researcher joins hands with four specific teams under Supporting Services Section of an acute hospital to implement a series of Occupational Safety and Health Program with emphasis on supporting staff's manual handling operations. The main purposes of the program implementation are to increase staff's awareness and knowledge on manual handling operation and in turn reduce number of injury-on-duty case and leave days. A survey is conducted before and after program implementation to measure the program effectiveness. From the survey finding, it shows that staff's awareness and knowledge on manual handling operations increase significantly with 15.63% and 29.25% increase respectively. In addition, number of injury-on-duty case and number of injury-on-duty leave day taken per person also reduce significantly with 70.12% and 77.82% decrease respectively. The results are encouraging. The researcher emphasized that occupational safety and health program should be a continuous one. Based on the program effectiveness in increasing staff's awareness and knowledge on manual handling issues and subsequent reducing number of injury-on-duty case and leave days, it is worthwhile to implement them in other acute hospitals from which both staff and hospital as a whole will be benefited.

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