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The World Without Linen Bags

The World Without Linen Bags

The World Without Linen Bags project began with a small group of stakeholders within Nanaimo Regional General Hospital who came together to address the musculoskeletal injuries associated with lifting and handling linen bags. Nursing, distribution and housekeeping all had issues in dealing with laundry bags, wire carts and lifting and handling heavy, wet, smelly laundry. The project has been successful on a number of levels: Collaboration of multiple departments Positive implementation of change Creative problem solving Innovative solution Elimination of risks associated with lifting linen bags Elimination of risks associated with removing and re-applying linen bags onto wire racks.

Publication Date: Mar 1, 2002 File type: PDF (5 MB) Asset type: Report