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Safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents.

Authors
Collins-JW; Nelson-A; Haley-JA; Sublet-V
Source
Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-117, 2006 Feb; :1-20
NIOSHTIC No.
20029603
Abstract
This guide is intended for nursing home owners, administrators, nurse managers, safety and health professionals, and workers who are interested in establishing a safe resident lifting program. Research conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Veterans' Health Administration (VHA), and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has shown that safe resident lifting programs that incorporate mechanical lifting equipment can protect workers from injury, reduce workers' compensation costs, and improve the quality of care delivered to residents. This guide also presents a business case to show that the investment in lifting equipment and training can be recovered through reduced workers' compensation expenses and costs associated with lost and restricted work days.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Injury-prevention; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Surveillance
Publication Date
20060201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-109009
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2006-117
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV; FL
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