New resource to help reduce MSIs in health care and community social services
Moving and handling people are leading causes of injury among workers in health care and community social services. Workers who manually move or handle people are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains or strains.
Moving and handling people: Reducing the risk is a new bulletin for employers and workers in health care and community social services. It includes information about control measures, eliminating or minimizing risks, and the importance of training.
The bulletin can be used as an aid or discussion point at your next safety talk or joint health and safety committee meeting.
For more information, see Patient handling on worksafebc.com.