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Caring for yourself while caring for others: practical tips for homecare workers.
Labor Occupational Health Program; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Public Authority for In-Home Supportive Services; Service Employees International Union-United Long Term Care Workers
Cincinnati, OH: 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. 2015-103, 2014 Nov; :1-77
How to use this handbook: 1. Look over the checklist on the next page and see which safety tips apply to you. Go to those pages to find out What to watch out for, and the tools and tips that can help you both stay safe. 2. Read "How to talk to each other about safety" on page 6 for suggestions on how to communicate your concerns to each other. Each safety tip also has a talk it over section with examples of what you could say. 3. Keep track of good ideas to make your work safer. Fill out the to do list at the end of each safety tip: 4. Create your own action plan for safety on page 72. Keep it on hand to remind you both about staying safe. 5. Review the find help section at the end of each safety tip. If you work for an agency, check with your supervisor to see what resources and support might be available. Remember, staying safe on the job is important not only for you, but also the people you care for.
Home health care; Health-care-personnel; Health-care; Work-environment; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Training; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Surveillance-programs
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-103; M122014
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division