Work Ergonomics Talk

Post date: Jul 20, 2017 8:34:56 AM

20th July 2017, 12.15pm to 1.15pm:

Dr. Nany Hairunisa of Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Unit gave a talk on "Ergonomics for Hospital Pharmacies" to Pharmacy Staff.

It was a most enlightening lecture but putting the recommendations into practice will prove challenging.

For example, pushing a trolley is the safer way to move it.

However, since medication transport trolleys are usually piled high with items, the staff is unable to see what is ahead of them if they were to push the trolley.

The recommendation is to have 2 staff handle the trolley: one in front to guide the way, the other to push.

With the current limitations in resources, assigning 2 staff per trolley is not possible.

Hopefully, Pharmacy will be able to overcome the challenges to generate a safe environment and culture for our staff to work in.