and Leena Tamminen-Peter
The Ergonomics Award 2006 of the Finnish Ergonomics Society
has been presented to the National development of patient transfer ergonomics in the health care sector.
...Ms Tamminen-Peter is a distinguished expert with wide knowledge and experience
The Ergonomics Award is presented to Researcher, PhD Leena Tamminen-Peter.She is also a professional physiotherapist and teacher of nursing.Ms Tamminen-Peter works at the Institute of Occupational Health in Turku.Leena Tamminen-Peter
has in the past 20 years participated in the development of health care personnel's education and competence and in the dissemination of ergonomic knowledge to the staff in patient transfer work and health care students.She
emphasises the importance of patient transfer ergonomics as an activity to activate patients and assist and support them by many kinds of methods and aids.Ms Tamminen-Peter has worked as an educator in the theory and practice of patient transfer ergonomics both in educational establishments and at workplaces all over the country.She
has acted in several international working groups in the health care sector and as a lecturer participated in various international congresses and work seminars.
...Leena Tamminen-Peter, Researcher, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Turku, tel. 040 544 7134, email@example.com