ILT Student Awards

May 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;May2001, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p54
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The guidebook "Caring for Cleaners. Guidance and Case Studies on How to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders," by the Health and Safety Executive of Great Britain is the main focus of this article. The guidebook outlines the basic steps to recognize if a problem exists and to comply with current legal duties that all employers, cleaning contractors and suppliers of cleaning equipment should take to help avoid musculoskeletal disorder problems. It provides case studies where problems have been solved, often by simple means and it lists numerous other handy hints with a useful list of references for further reading and research. The guidance highlights case studies which offer ideas on how to prevent this type of injury, including the benefits from using mops with longer handles, buckets with wheels, trolleys for moving laundry, proper maintenance of equipment, low level sinks for bucket emptying and properly located and designed materials and equipment storage.


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