So if you have no clue, or need a guide on what OSHA actually wants, they have these nifty tools that can help. These cover General Industry, Construction, and Healthcare. Being OSHA compliant is not the ‘end all’ (remember, OSHA is the minimum you should do), but it is a good place to start.
You know what to do:
OSHA has two interesting presentations – The first is on WHY you need to have a safe resident handling program, and the second is implementing a safe resident handling program. For you consultant’s out there, the first can be used to sell the idea. Obviously most of us already realize it is important.
Click links below for presentations:
Benefits of Implementing a Safe Resident Handling Program
Implementing A Safe Resident Handling Program
A detailed guide from NIOSH on slip trip and fall prevention in the healthcare setting.
This guide covers all aspects – good statistics, and a ‘top 10’ on how these injuries occur.
Click Link Below for Document:
Slips Trips and Falls for Healthcare Workers – NIOSH