Nursing Homes

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Sep 15, 2017
Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/dementia-understanding-risks-and-preventing-violence?lang=en

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

Jan 26, 2017
Occupational Hazards in Long Term Care: Nursing Home eTool

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/nursinghome/index.html

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.

Source: OSHA

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Care Partners - No-Cost Training

https://www.oregoncarepartners.com/

Oregon Care Partners is pleased to be able to provide quality training to you at no cost, thanks to funding by the State of Oregon.

Source: Oregon Care Partners

Jan 26, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Nursing Homes and Personal Care Facilities

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/nursinghome/

This website provides information related to nursing and long-term care facilities regarding OSHA standards, hazards and solutions, programs and more.

Source: OSHA

Sep 01, 2015
Oregon OSHA Local Emphasis Program: Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/pd/pd-284.pdf

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

Source: OSHA

Feb 01, 2015
Caregiver Stress

http://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-caregiver-stress-burnout.asp

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

Dec 01, 2014
WorkSafe BC: Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence

http://www.worksafebcmedia.com/media/WebBooks/Dementia/#welcome

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

May 01, 2014
Ensuring Staff Are Safe and Healthy: The Role of Health Care Supervisors

http://www.hcspabc.ca/images/resources/Ensuring%20Staff%20are%20Safe%20and%20Healthy-Oct14.pdf

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.

Source: HCSPABC

Sep 01, 2009
WISHA Online Safety Courses: Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes

http://www.lni.wa.gov/safety/trainingprevention/online/courseinfo.asp?P_ID=125

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

Apr 01, 2006
NIOSH Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-117/

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.

Source: NIOSH