Safe Patient Handling and Movement: Guidance for Health Care WorkersHealth care professionals who manually transfer patients 6-10 times per day are 2.4 times more likely to develop musculoskeletal disorders than health care professionals that did not transfer patients. This course raises awareness of the safety concerns during patient handling and movement. It provides guidance on how to counter the risk factors associated with patient handling and movement especially in relation to rehabilitation, and provide implementation strategies to empower providers to improve the safety within their environments. The course was developed by the American Physical Therapy Association in conjunction with Region 5 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Additionally, this course is a component of the OSHA Alliance Program between APTA and OSHA. The Alliance program brings OSHA together with groups committed to safety and health to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace.
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