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Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence
This book provides information on how clinical care approaches and interventions can prevent or minimize the risk of worker injury when caring for people with dementia.
Source: Worksafe BC
Occupational Hazards in Long Term Care: Nursing Home eTool
The nursing home industry injury incident rate is 13.9 injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers. This is more than double the incident rate of 6.1 of industry as a whole. This *eCAT addresses common hazards and controls found in this industry.
Oregon OSHA Local Emphasis Program: Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities
This instruction, revised on September 21, 2015, describes policies and procedures for enforcement efforts to reduce occupational illness and injury in hospitals and nursing and residential care
It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Read on to learn symptoms and ways to avoid burnout.
Source: Alzheimer's Association
WorkSafe BC: Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence
Dementia: Understanding risks and preventing violence is an interactive web book based on the print publication (PDF 957 KB) of the same name, including video clips from our series Working with Dementia: Safe Work Practices for Caregivers.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Ensuring Staff Are Safe and Healthy: The Role of Health Care Supervisors
The book explains how supervisors in health care settings can contribute to workplace health and safety. It will be useful for employers, supervisors, educators, joint occupational health and safety committee members, and worker representatives in acute, residential, home, and community care.
WISHA Online Safety Courses: Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes
Subjects covered: How to develop an ergonomics process to protect workers; Benefits of implementing an ergonomics process; Identify and analyze problem jobs in nursing homes; and Recognize practical solutions to address problem jobs.
Source: WA Department L&I
NIOSH Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents
This guide is intended for nursing home owners, administrators, nurse managers, safety and health professionals, and workers who are interested in establishing a safe resident lifting program.