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Updated resources help reduce risks in patient handling

Published on: July 15, 2020

Moving and handling people are leading causes of injury among workers in health care and social services. Three resources have been updated and are now available to help reduce the risk of injury to health care workers.

Patient Handling: Overhead lifts vs. floor lifts—what's the difference?

Workers who manually move or handle people are at significant risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) such as sprains or strains. These updated bulletins focus on the use of overhead and floor lifts to reduce the risks:

These bulletins create a suite of resources on the topic, along with the following resources released earlier:

Separately or together, you can use these resources as aids or discussion points at your next safety talk or joint health and safety committee meeting.

View our Patient handling webpage for these and other resources on the topic.