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Appropriation and Transfer of a New Prevention Approach in Material Handling


Appropriation and Transfer of a New Prevention Approach in Material Handling

The Integrated Prevention Strategy for Manual Handling (IPSMH) is an original approach which proposes the use of nine movement principles that make it possible to understand and analyze the many techniques handlers use as a matter of course in their jobs. Researchers assessed the extent to which workers who had been trained in this strategy put it into practice.

The IPSMH has a strong potential for transferring learning from the training environment to the workplace. Trained workers perceive the concepts learned as useful, say that they feel they have mastered them well, that they have learned something and that they intend to transfer what they have learned in future interventions.

This strategy to material handling training can therefore be used in several organizations, for a variety of tasks and by diverse clienteles.