Long-Term Care

OSHA campaign working to help reduce nursing home injuries

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 13, 2014

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The high rate of nursing home injuries can be reduced by better resident handling practices, according to a new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
OSHA's new “Safe Patient Handling” brochure is part of its ongoing campaign to reduce the high rate of injuries among healthcare workers. Residential care and nursing staff experience some of the “highest rates of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses” — nearly twice the rate of those in construction, OSHA noted.
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