Chutes de plain-pied et travail en hauteur

Plusieurs nouvelles publications traitent de chutes et de glissades. La CNESST offre des conseils pratiques sur le travail en hauteur, tandis que le magazine EHS Today se concentre sur les chutes de plain-pied. Deux études abordent les chutes et glissades en milieu de travail. La première étudie les blessures chez les travailleuses en centres de soins de longue durée, tandis que la deuxième évalue l’impact de chutes sur les travailleurs et travailleuses de 65 ans et plus. Ce dernier article, marqué par un cadenas bleu, est en accès restreint :  le réseau documentaire de la CNESST est abonné à la revue en question.

Conseils pratiques

6 Ways to Uncover Slip, Trip and Fall Hazard
Source : EHS Today , juin 2018

Falls are no laughing matter. Here are six suggestions on how to ensure your workers are protected from falling down on the job.

Travail en hauteur : éliminez les dangers !
Source : CNESST, mars 2018

​Cette publication explique comment utiliser une échelle de façon sécuritaire. Elle présente les règles de sécurité destinées aux personnes qui utilisent des échelles.

Recherches

Human errors and occupational injuries of older female workers in the residential healthcare facilities for the elderly
Source : International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics: JOSE Prépublication, mai 2018

The study aimed to describe the characteristics of occupational injuries of female workers in the residential healthcare facilities for the elderly, and analyze human errors as causes of accidents. From the national industrial accident compensation data, 506 female injuries were analyzed by age and occupation. The results showed that medical service worker was the most prevalent (54.1%), followed by social welfare worker (20.4%). Among injuries, 55.7% were <1 year of work experience, and 37.9% were ≥60 years old. Slips/falls were the most common type of accident (42.7%), and proportion of injured by slips/falls increases with age. Among human errors, action errors were the primary reasons, followed by perception errors, and cognition errors. Besides, the ratios of injuries by perception errors and action errors increase with age, respectively. The findings of this study suggest that there is a need to design workplaces that accommodate the characteristics of older female workers.

The Associations between Falls, Fall Injuries and Labor Market Outcomes among U.S. Workers 65 Years and Older91px-Lock-blue.svg
Source : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Prépublication, juin 2018

This longitudinal cohort study followed older workers enrolled in the Health and Retirement Study in order to examine whether falls are associated with the subsequent ability to work among workers 65 years and older. Outcomes included time to health-related work limitation and to labor force exit. Falls, both non-injurious and injurious, are associated with subsequent health-related work limitation among workers 65 and older. Significant interactions suggest the relationship between falls and labor force exit depends on age, race and job demands. Fall prevention activities would benefit workers who want or need to keep working past age 65.

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