2018 MEETING POINT ON STERILIZATION: OCCUPATIONAL RISKS IN RUMED

On November 12th , the Sterilization Expert Group of Catalonia organized an innovative meeting point to discuss aspects related to RUMED. On this occasion, the topic chosen was "Risks at work: we work safely knowing the risks" and was developed in the auditorium of the “Colegio Oficial de Enfermería” de Barcelona (Barcelona Official College of Nursing). To accommodate the largest number of attendees, the organization proposed a day, qualified as EXPRESS, with a total duration of 5 hours, which was repeated in the morning and afternoon. In this way, many Catalan RUMED workers, as well as some outside the community, were able to attend one of the shifts. The topics were quite diverse, always led by senior technicians in occupational risks experts in different fields: ergonomics, chemical and biological risks, psychosocial risks, etc., as well as physiotherapists who gave advice to avoid injuries and bad postures in the Units.

All the presentations were extremely appealing and exposed with most original group dynamics. Mr. Alfons Mera, head of the MATACHANA Project Office, gave an interesting presentation to highlight the importance of good design in preventing occupational hazards and improving ergonomics in RUMED. He also clarified concepts on automation and mechanization that are often misused. We would like to thank the organizers for all their effort and hours dedicated, and made the session a success.

We look forward to the official sessions of May 30 and 31, 2019!!!

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