Preventing musculoskeletal disorders in a large hospital through staff involvement and an age-sensitive approach
The aim is to preserve and promote a safe work environment in which ageing staff are able to maintain their ability to work.
A survey was carried out on the ‘social capital’ among Operational Department staff so as to involve them in the decision-making process.
Health circles and risk management workshops were created to obtain feedback from staff regarding their working conditions, to identify musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors and to propose preventive measures. Based on feedback from health circles, courses and seminars were held between June and December 2021.
This project was awarded with the EU Healthy Workplaces Good Practice award 2022.
Level of Education: Continuing vocational education and training
Lead Organisation: University Hospital Vienna