TITLE

Gearing up FOR OSHA LIFTING POLICY CHANGES

AUTHOR(S)
WILDER, STEVE
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Sep/Oct2015, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the National Emphasis Program for Long Term Care of 2012 issued by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA). Topics covered are the alarming incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) caused by the lifting-and-transferring-related injuries of long-term care (LTC) workers, the industry-wide implementation of the OSHA guidelines, and a recommended Safe Patient/Safe Resident Handling Plan to assist LTC facilities comply with the OSHA regulatory standards.
ACCESSION #
110187928

 

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