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New guidance on MSDs in the Workplace

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in conjunction with the Health and Safety Executive in Northern Ireland have produced new Guidance on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace.

FETAC RPL 2012 Dates

OPS are pleased to announce the commencement of our FETAC RPL Process for existing people handling instructors.

Recent Guidance from the HSA on safe use of Patient Hoists and Slings

Patient hoists and slings are used in many healthcare establishments to assist in the moving and handling of patients and reduce the degree of manual handling required by the carer. This information sheet provides guidance for employers and employees in healthcare establishments on safety with mobile hoists and slings. Read full information sheet.

The Guide to the Handling of People 6th edition

The mission of this new 6th edition is to set out a person-centred systems approach, which balances the twin aims of (patient/person) safety, dignity and enablement with the prevention and management of work relevant MSDs in health and social care workers.