NIOSH posts Spanish–language guidance for safe lifting in nursing homes

By: June 28th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

NIOSH recently posted the Spanish version of “Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents” to it Web site.

The guide, originally published in English  in 2006, is for nursing home employers, administrators, nurse managers, safety officers, and healthcare workers interested in establishing a safe resident lifting program.

The publication includes sections on:

  • The Challenge of Lifting Residents in Nursing Homes
  • Benefits, Cost, and Effectiveness of a Safe Resident Lifting Program
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Safe Lifting, Handling, and Movement Programs

“Research has shown that incorporating mechanical lifting devices into a safe resident lifting program decreases caregiver injuries, lost workdays, workers’ compensation costs, and employee turn-over while improving employee morale and the quality of care for residents,” according to the NIOSH document. Also, the investment for the equipment is quickly recovered thorough reduced injury costs to staff members, claims NIOSH.

Para levantar y mover sin peligro a los residentes de asilos de ancianos


By Lena Deter, MPH, RN on September 2nd, 2010 at 10:08 am

This is great! May we please ahve it in other languages such as Creole? Lena

By Kathe Mullen on September 2nd, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Is there a Spanish version of “Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents” in .pdf format?

Thank you, Kathe Mullen
Safety Mgmt Consultant
SAIF Corporation
Portland, OR

By David LaHoda on September 2nd, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I’ve searched the NIOSH publications list and it seems the only pdf for that publication is in English.


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