The vast majority of healthcare injuries are preventable. Learn more about our mission statement along with why we believe personal commitment is key.
As healthcare workers, we all face a wide range of hazards on the job, including blood and body fluid exposures, needlesticks, slips and falls, musculoskeletal injuries related to lifting and repositioning patients, and even workplace violence.
While healthcare remains the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers, virtually everyone in the industry is susceptible to hazards on the job, including nurses, physicians, therapists, and many other dedicated professionals. These injuries occur every single day of the year… in hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, out-patient surgery centers, birthing centers, trauma centers, home healthcare, and countless other medical venues around the globe. Our mission is to help reduce the number and severity of those injuries.
When statistics have repeatedly confirmed the high rate of patient lifting and moving injuries among health care workers, why could it be that there are still organizations that do not provide adequate technology to protect their workers? Although the cost
The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified that the health-care industry is one of the most violent workplaces. WHO polled over 5,000 nurses and nearly all of them reported being sworn and shouted at, pushed, punched, kicked, pinched, slapped, bit
Are you aware of the NIOSH recommended lifting limit in healthcare?
According to William Marras, director of the Spine Research Institute at The Ohio State University, "The magnitude of forces (during patient lifting) that are on your spine are so large that the best 'body mechanics' in the world are not going to keep you from getting a back problem."
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“Patient characteristics and workplace environment may make it difficult to employ perfect technique. Even if proper technique is used, patient weight may exceed NIOSH lifting guidelines.”
noinjuries.com — L. J. Walker, RN, BSN, CCRN
Recently I went to visit one of my former nursing school instructors from way back when, Dr. P. She now resides in a nursing home and is still sharp as a tack but blindness and severe arthritis has made even