Methods of exposure assessement of patient handling tasks: A new risk index (MAPO)

O. Menoni, N. Battevi, M. G. Ricci, E. Occhipinti

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Abstract

The authors describe and propose a model for identifying the main risk factors in this type of occupational exposure: presence of disabled patients, staff engaged on manual handling of patients, working environment, aids for moving patients, training of workers. For each factor a procedure for assessment is proposed that is easily applicable in practice. The authors also propose a formula for the calculation of a exposure index (MAPO Index), which brings together the various factors. From a practical point of view, in the present state of knowledge, it can be stated that for MAPO Index values between 0 and 1.5, risk is deemed negligible, average for values between 1.51 and 5, and high for values exceeding 5.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'
Pages789-791
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2000Aug 4 2000

Other

OtherProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/29/008/4/00

Keywords

  • Exposure assessment
  • Exposure index
  • Manual lifting of patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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