New Tip Sheet Provides At-a-Glance Information on Safe Patient Handling

​Posted April 2, 2014

In support of its alliance with OSHA, AIHA® has developed a new “QuickTips” sheet to provide OHS professionals with information on safe patient handling and mobility.

Care givers are at risk of developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders from the excessive physical demands of manually handling patients, while patients may be at risk if these job task requirements exceed care givers’ capabilities. This tip sheet helps OHS professionals identify these hazards and lists steps they can take to protect workers. Download the QuickTips sheet as a PDF.

In recent years, AIHA Volunteer Groups have developed several QuickTips sheets. Each tip sheet provides a brief description of a given occupational hazard, methods of control, and resources for additional information. All QuickTips sheets are available for download on AIHA’s website and are supported by the OSHA Alliance.

AIHA and OSHA renewed their alliance agreement on May 21, 2013. This extended relationship between AIHA and OSHA will encourage training, education, outreach, and communication and promote national dialogue on workplace safety and health. The agreement was originally signed on Oct. 2, 2002.