Safe lifting and movement of nursing home residents

Developed by: NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

Description: This resource describes ways that a safe lifting program can help reduce the risk of lower back musculoskeletal disorders in nursing home workers. The 30-page document includes information on challenges faced by nursing home workers, how safe lifting programs can be effective, and a FAQ about these programs. The safe lifting program involves incorporating lift-assists into the job, with the resource justifying the financial and health benefits of buying those lift-assists and facilitating their use.

Keywords: nursing, healthcare, lifting, lift-assist, safe lifting program, low back pain, back

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