Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Overexertion injuries in home health care workers and the need for ergonomicsT Galinsky
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
Home Health Care Serv Q 20:57-73. 2001..Ergonomics-the design of work tasks to best accommodate natural human capabilities-is the most promising approach for preventing injuries, and for enhancing the comfort and safety of workers and patients...
- Supplementary breaks and stretching exercises for data entry operators: a follow-up field studyTraci Galinsky
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Am J Ind Med 50:519-27. 2007..This study expanded previous NIOSH-IRS research examining the effects of rest breaks and stretching exercises on symptoms and performance in data-entry workers...
- Risk factors associated with patient assaults of home healthcare workersTraci Galinsky
NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Rehabil Nurs 35:206-15. 2010..More detailed research is needed to confirm these results and evaluate methods to reduce assault risk...
- Addressing the need for research on bariatric patientTraci Galinsky
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Rehabil Nurs 35:242-7. 2010..The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is conducting a new study to evaluate bariatric patient handling hazards and interventions and identify evidence-based best practices for handling this population...
- NIOSH research efforts to prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the healthcare industryThomas Waters
Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Orthop Nurs 25:380-9. 2006..Results of these studies have provided scientific evidence that significant occupational risks for musculoskeletal disorders exist and that effective interventions are available to reduce the risk for these workers...