Presentation on theme: "Promotional Presentation for Executives and Managers"— Presentation transcript:
1 Promotional Presentation for Executives and Managers The National Guide – Design and Handling of Surgical Instrument Transport CasesPromotional Presentation forExecutives and ManagersThis Promotional Presentation was developed by the CSSD Education Group of the National Working Party2 part package – this presentation and the training package of CSSD which includes the PPT presentation for “Safe Handling and Management of Surgical Loan Kits”To be disseminated to Public & Private Hospitals by State Departments of HealthTo be presented to Hospital Executives and General Managers
2 Purpose – Prevent or minimise Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) associated with Hazardous Manual Tasks The issue was highlighted more than 20 years agoHWSA “Safe Steps – Manual Handling Slips and Trips in Hospitals” Campaign 2008 identified manual handling issues in the handling of surgical loan sets across three industry sectorsNational Working Party formed in 2009 with WorkCover NSW as convenor – agreed design of transport case and developed the National GuideThis project has highlighted the issues that have been ongoing for over 20 years nationallyHWSA identified Hospitals with this issue but project identified issue across three industry sectors – hospitals, suppliers, couriersThe design of tubs were not included in the Guide as some SLS are outside dimensionsSome States have done work over the past 8 years
3 LegislationWork Health and Safety legislation – now in force in NSW from 1 January 2012Work Health and Safety Act 2011Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011Safe Work Australia Code of Practice – Hazardous Manual TasksNote not all States have enacted the WHS legislation in 2012Other States will enact the WHS legislation in 2013Safe Work Australia website :Amend this slide to reflect your State or Territory’s safety legislation
4 Duties under Work Health and Safety legislation Work Health and Safety Act 2011Section 19 – Primary duty of care of person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU)Section 27 – Duties of officersSection 28 – Duties of workersSection 46 – Duty to consult with other duty holdersSections 47 to 49 – Duty to consult workersWork Health and Regulation 2011Clauses 34 – 38 – General risk and workplace managementClause 60 – Person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks associated with a hazardous manual taskAmend this slide to reflect your State or Territory’s current safety legislationSection 19 (1), (2), (3)(a) to (g): so far as is reasonably practicable, provide and maintain safe work environment, plant, systems of work, information, training, instruction and supervisionSection 27 – An officer of the PCBU must exercise due diligence to ensure that the PCBU complies with their duties under WHS legislationSection 46 – Primary PCBU must consult with other duty holders for the same matter (if more than one PCBU) e.g. Hospital and Supplier must consult with others, such as couriersSection 47 – PCBU must consult with workers who carry out work and are directly affected by the health and safety matterSections 48, 49 – Nature of consultation and when consultation is requiredClauses 34 to 38 – Risk management principles – identify, eliminate or control hazardsClause 60 – PCBU must manage risks relating to Musculoskeletal Disorder associated with a hazardous manual task
5 The National Guide Approved by HWSA Endorsed by the Surgical Loan Sets National Working Party membershipUse this practical Guide as minimum standard orOther alternative course of action that achieves a better standard of health and safetyHWSA – Heads of Workplace Safety Authorities
6 SLS Working Party National membership Evidence gathering Analysis of Results: Pre & Post Survey ResultsEngagement of Industrial Design ExpertNew transport case and system developedTested and evaluatedTransport case and system approved and endorsedThe SLS Working Party was involved in gathering and analysing results from field visits; agreed on design concep for new transport case; agreed on new systemParticipants included (Suppliers, Hospitals and Couriers, Manufacturer) as detailed in The Guide:WorkCover NSWDr Lance Green – industrial design expert from University of NSWACORNEndeavour Couriers P/LFederation of Sterilising Research and Advisory Council of Australia (FSRACA)Golden Messenger TransportJohnson and Johnson Medical P/LKnox Private HospitalMedtronic Australasia P/LMessenger Post CouriersNorthern Sydney Central Coast Area Health ServiceNSW Operating Theatre AssociationQueensland HealthSmartline Machinery P/LSmartways LogisticsSmith & Nephew Surgical P/LNSW & Victoria SRACASydney South West Area Health ServiceSynthes Australia P/LTNT ExpressTOLL PriorityZimmer P/L
7 SLS Working Party - ACHIEVEMENTS New transport case and systemThe National GuideCSSD Education Group of Working PartyGeneric footprint of CSSD requirements for space and equipmentPromotional packageTraining package based on new processes in the GuideIncludes competency-based assessments, checklists, E-learning, CD/DVDThe CSSD Education Group of Working Party met over two days to develop the:Promotional PPT on the training package for CSSD on the new processes to comeCompetency-based assessments, checklists
8 Video & photos “Before” – using old road case “After” – using new transport case“Before” system highlighted fact that not one current lifter observed to lift/fit current road cases; fixed lifters used as storage or not used at all“After” system highlighted fact that new system designed using appropriate mechanical lifter – either mobile or fixed; no actual manual lifting requiredQUESTIONS TO ASK:Do you know the current process in your facility?What are the hazards & how are they controlled?How do you control the hazards in your facility?
9 ResearchResearch included Inspections, taking Photographs, Risk Assessments and Discomfort SurveysAnalysis of results led tohazards involved when using old road casespoor postures, awkward movements, repetitions, twisting and turning required when using old road casesdiscussion that identified need for new transport caseWorkCover Team undertook field visits at Hospitals and Suppliers; met with Couriers as part of the research activity
10 Environment Space considerations for: Loan kit area Ramps Delivery & despatchPacking & unpackingHolding areasLoan kit areaRampsThe loan kit area should be configured to eliminate or minimise the risks associated with manual tasks, including:• a designated area with adequate floor space for the systematic packing and unpacking of kits, including the manoeuvring of lifters and associated mobile equipment• designated holding and storage areas with adequate floor space• adequate access and egress with level non-slip floor surfaces• a work area that optimises work flow and minimises lifting and double handling• mechanical lifters and height adjustable work benches with fitted rollers• mobile equipment to assist with equipment handling and movementFurther information for hospitals on recommended floor areas can be found in the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines, Revision V 4.0 (16 December 2010). Part B of the Guideline covers Health facility briefing and planning. Visit healthfacilityguidelines.com.au to view the guidelines.
11 Equipment & purchasing considerations Does your Purchasing Policy take into account preventing or minimising risk of MSD associated with hazardous manual tasks?Lifter (mobile or fixed) is fit for purposeHeight adjustable workbenchRollersMobile shelvingMSD – Musculoskeletal DisorderLifters should have good turning circle; smooth operation – no jerkiness
12 Transport case Design features Ergonomic professional design expert, Dr Lance GreenDesigned in consultation with the Working PartyReplaced the old road casesDr Lance Green, University of NSW, was engaged to design a new transport case that reduced manual handling
13 Transport case Generic 2 sizes End opening Slip sheets Wheeled platform (dolly)Stackable feature aimed at maximum height of two cases; able to place 1 x tub on topHeight to maximum of 1350 mm and weight of 80 kgEmployers should be mindful of those SLS trays that are outside design specifications within this GuideIn this instance, carry out manual handling risk assessmentUse safe/correct manual handling processes
14 Training packageFunding provided by Federal Sterilising Research Advisory Council of AustraliaTraining developed by National CSSD Sub GroupTo be customised for each State and TerritoryThe training program for CSSD – “Safe Handling and Management of Surgical Loan Kits” is a generic training program that can be customised for each State and Territory
15 Benefits Cost reductions in overall workers compensation and lost time Decrease in injuries to workers and general discomfortImproved staff morale
16 BenefitsIncreased productivity – streamlined process – to manage risks associated with hazardous manual tasks; no double handlingFlexibility can be tailored to each individual facilityUp skilling opportunities for CSSD staffStaff’s personal development in areas of the CSSD can be assessed.
17 Where to get information - State bodies and Regulators “Guidelines for Integrating OHS into Industry Training Packages” – Safe Work Australia website – the above is the link to this documentConsideration for FSRACA / SRACA to develop and register the training package as per AQTF (Australian Quality Training Framework) standards for vocational education and training.The National Training Information Service records all training package qualifications and units of competency, and accredited courses. This training package can be considered for inclusion in the TAFE course for Sterilisation Technicians