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Risk assessment with the MAPO method in patient manual handling

Venue :

ELINYAE, 3rd floor

Date :


The Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ELINYAE) in collaboration with the Department of Occupational Health "CLINICA DEL LAVORO", University of Milan (Italy) organises seminar under the title:

Risk assessment with the MAPO method in patient manual handling.

The seminar will take place at the offices of ELINYAE, 143 Liosion av. & 6 Thirsiou str., 3rd floor, Thursday 7th of June 2007 from 8:30 to 12:30.

A CD-ROM with observation protocols and related legends in English, as well as a software for MAPO index calculation, special references and material (protocols) for practical exercises, will be distributed to the seminar participants.

Target of the Workshop

The Ergonomics Posture and Movement (EPM) Research Unit (www.epmresearch.org) has delivered for many years now several ergonomic courses specially focused on workers’ MSD prevention.

Since 1996 a method for risk assessment in Patient Manual Handling (MAPO index) has been set up for use in acute and chronic patients’ wards.

A first multicentre study carried out in 1997-1999 allowed to estimate the relationship between MAPO index risk and lumbar damage (published in the journal “La Medicina del Lavoro – Vol. 90, n° 2 – March - April 1999). In 2001-2003, a second multicentre study essentially confirmed these results (published in Ergonomics Vol. 49, No. 7, 10 June 2006, 671–687).

The method starts to be used in Europe (United Kingdom, Portugal) and is widespread in Italy.

During the Seminar, theoretical and ergonomic assumptions will be illustrated as well as practical applications of MAPO, with examples facilitating understanding.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Rizakou, tel.: +30 2108200195, fax.: +30 2108200222,
rizakou@elinyae.gr (registration and organizational details).

Ms Lomi, tel.: +30 6946704705, fax.: +30 2109493331,
con.lomi@gmail.com (seminar topics).

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