Acta Clin Belg 2021 Dec 14:1-7. Epub 2021 Dec 14.
Central Administration, Secretariat of the Board of Governors, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Hospital, Gent University, Gent, Belgium.
Introduction: Health-care organizations are facing a high burden of ergonomic occupational accidents, and prevention is a continuous point of interest. In this manuscript, we describe the characteristics of ergonomic accidents in a large Belgian university hospital and discuss the value of near misses.
Methods: Combining databases, we identified the frequency [number of accidents × 10 hours worked per year], severity (number of days off work × 10 hours worked per year), and profile of the victims of occupational ergonomic accidents (with absence from work) or incidents or near-misses (without absence from work). Read More