From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

Safe Patient Lifting Legislation Makes Progress

Lifting, transferring and repositioning patients manually is dangerous work. It leaves health care professionals vulnerable to disabling musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and patients at risk of injuries that can complicate their underlying health problems. A recent bill in the United States House of Representatives aims at reducing the risks. It’s not the first safe patient handling bill in the nation, but if passed, it will have the most far-reaching benefits.

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