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1 The National Guide – Design and Handling of Surgical Instrument Transport Cases Promotional Presentation for Executives and Managers

2 2 Purpose – Prevent or minimise Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) associated with Hazardous Manual Tasks The issue was highlighted more than 20 years ago HWSA “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 sectors National Working Party formed in 2009 with WorkCover NSW as convenor – agreed design of transport case and developed the National Guide

3 Legislation Work Health and Safety legislation – now in force in NSW from 1 January 2012 –Work Health and Safety Act 2011 –Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 –Safe Work Australia Code of Practice – Hazardous Manual Tasks 3

4 Duties under Work Health and Safety legislation Work Health and Safety Act 2011 –Section 19 – Primary duty of care of person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) –Section 27 – Duties of officers –Section 28 – Duties of workers –Section 46 – Duty to consult with other duty holders –Sections 47 to 49 – Duty to consult workers Work Health and Regulation 2011 –Clauses 34 – 38 – General risk and workplace management –Clause 60 – Person conducting a business or undertaking must manage risks associated with a hazardous manual task 4

5 The National Guide Approved by HWSA Endorsed by the Surgical Loan Sets National Working Party membership Use this practical Guide as minimum standard or Other alternative course of action that achieves a better standard of health and safety 5

6 SLS Working Party 6 National membership Evidence gathering Analysis of Results: Pre & Post Survey Results Engagement of Industrial Design Expert New transport case and system developed Tested and evaluated Transport case and system approved and endorsed

7 SLS Working Party - ACHIEVEMENTS New transport case and system The National Guide CSSD Education Group of Working Party –Generic footprint of CSSD requirements for space and equipment –Promotional package –Training package based on new processes in the Guide –Includes competency-based assessments, checklists, E- learning, CD/DVD 7

8 Video & photos “Before” – using old road case “After” – using new transport case 8

9 Research Research included Inspections, taking Photographs, Risk Assessments and Discomfort Surveys Analysis of results led to hazards involved when using old road cases poor postures, awkward movements, repetitions, twisting and turning required when using old road cases discussion that identified need for new transport case 9

10 Environment Space considerations for: –Delivery & despatch –Packing & unpacking –Holding areas Loan kit area Ramps 10

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 purpose Height adjustable workbench Rollers Mobile shelving 11

12 Transport case Design features Ergonomic professional design expert, Dr Lance Green Designed in consultation with the Working Party 12

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 top Height to maximum of 1350 mm and weight of 80 kg 13

14 Training package Funding provided by Federal Sterilising Research Advisory Council of Australia Training developed by National CSSD Sub Group To be customised for each State and Territory 14

15 Benefits Cost reductions in overall workers compensation and lost time Decrease in injuries to workers and general discomfort Improved staff morale 15

16 Benefits Increased productivity – streamlined process – to manage risks associated with hazardous manual tasks; no double handling Flexibility can be tailored to each individual facility Up skilling opportunities for CSSD staff 16

17 Where to get information - State bodies and Regulators eDo/Publications/Documents/226/GuidelinesIntegratingOHS_NationalI ndustryTrainingPackages_2008_PDF.pdfhttp://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/AboutSafeWorkAustralia/WhatW eDo/Publications/Documents/226/GuidelinesIntegratingOHS_NationalI ndustryTrainingPackages_2008_PDF.pdf 17

18 Any questions? Thank you! 18


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