Patient & Employee Safety Tools

It is essential to have up-to-date policies, procedures and forms to support your safe patient handling program. This section contains resources that focus on patient and employee safety.

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    Need a Lift? Just Ask Flyer

    Post this flyer in patient rooms to remind them to call if they need to be moved or lifted.

    TAGS: Patient, Room, moved

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Lifting and Material Handling

    Injuries in the workplace are frequently caused by lifting heavy items. This document provides tips on the correct way to handle the lifting of heavy items.

    TAGS: Workplace, injuries, heavy, items

  • Algorithms


    OSHA & Worker Safety: Handling with Care – Practicing Safe Patient Handling

    These tips present safe patient handling practices for healthcare workers. It supplies algorithms for safety in transfers common to healthcare workers daily.

    TAGS: presentation, Healthcare, Workers, Algorithm, transfer, Workplace

  • CDC/NIOSH Resources

    These resources from CDC/NIOSH focus on occupational safety and health prevention programs and safety interventions to reduce the risk of injuries in the workplace.

    TAGS: occupational, Safety, Health, Prevention, Program, Interventions, injuries, Workplace

  • OSHA Resources

    This resource from OSHA provides tools and programs for heathcare facilities implementing safe handling programs.

    TAGS: Healthcare, handling, Program, implementing, Facilities