The psychosocial implications of back injury at work.

Research paper by Mandy M Mitchelmore

Indexed on: 12 Jun '96Published on: 12 Jun '96Published in: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)


The Health and Safety Commission ( 1991 ) stated that nurses as a group suffer more injuries than miners or builders. While most injuries are related to lifting patients, studies have also shown that other factors such as bending, stooping, repetitive movements and cumulative strain also contribute to statistics ( RCN/Back Pain Association 1992 ). All of these factors are recognised in the Regulations on the Manual Handling of Loads which came into force on January 1 1993 ( Box 1 ).