04/10/2014

New educational resources on protecting nursing home workers

The US-American Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has
developed "Safe Patient Handling: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in
Nursing Homes", a new brochure that addresses the prevention of musculoskeletal
disorders among nursing home and residential care workers. This brochure
explains how implementing a safe patient handling program can reduce or prevent
the number and severity of these musculoskeletal hazards. A successful safe
patient handling program includes a commitment to the program by all levels of
management, a program committee that involves frontline workers, hazard
assessment, selecting technology and equipment to control hazards and training
workers on the elements of a safety patient handling program.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration