Healthcare Linen Folding Station: Video Example

Developed by: Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan

Description: A video that identifies hazards and suggests recommendations for a worker at a fitted bed sheet folding station in a healthcare setting. The task involves reaching into a cart, quickly moving and folding the sheets, and placing them on a machine. The video explains the equipment the worker uses, then identifies MSD risk factors associated with the job tasks, and lists potential recommendations to reduce the MSD risks. The video creators suggest the video can be used for training purposes to help users identify MSD risk factors in their workplace.

This is one of a series of “sample” videos from the Center for Ergonomics.

Keywords: repetition, posture, force, sheet, folding, assessment, control, training, recommendation, risk, case study