for Public Review and Comment
The National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites comment on the document
Evaluation of Safe Patient Handling and Movement Principles NIOSH Docket
information contained in this document is still in draft
form and as such
should not be considered as a final statement of NIOSH policy.
The presentation ”Safe Patient Handling and Movement Principles,” was
developed by NIOSH and its partners, the American Nurses
Association and the Veterans Health Administration's Patient
Safety Center, to improve work practices for patient care workers.
This presentation is designed for use in training by schools
presentation will remain available for review until May 30,
2006. After that date, NIOSH will consider all the comments
submitted, and make appropriate revisions to the presentation
before publishing a final version. This presentation will also
undergo scientific peer review. The details of this review
will be referenced on the NIOSH Web site in the near future.
The algorithims mentioned in the presentation will be made
available as part of the final training package, and can be
accessed now at the VA web site,
The presentation is formatted in Flash and includes both audio
and video. The draft presentation is available in an online
version and a downloadable version.
To submit comments regarding this draft publication, please
use one of these options:
- Send NIOSH an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax comments to the NIOSH Docket Office: 513-533-8285
- Send by Mail to:
NIOSH Mailstop: C-34
Robert A. Taft Lab.
4676 Columbia Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226