12/03/2012

Home healthcare workers - updated guidance documents

Home healthcare workers can be vulnerable as they face an unprotected and
unpredictable environment each time they enter a client's community and home.
New guidance documents - published by the Us-American National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - are to increase worker and employer
awareness of the risk factors and to provide strategies for reducing exposure
to these factors.

The guidance documents include:


  • How to Prevent Violence on the Job

  • How to Prevent Latex Allergies

  • How to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • How to Prevent Exposure in Unsafe Conditions

  • How to Prevent Car Accidents

  • How to Prevent Needlestick and Sharps Injuries



More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)