Homecare

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Jan 26, 2018
Safety Talk: Reducing lifting and bending in child care

https://www.worksafebc.com/-/media/CDDD50F51C114EE78CAA571648259188.ashx

Working with young children may involve some actions or movements that can present the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). In this safety talk, learn ergonomic tips about your workspace that can reduce the risk.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Home Care Commission - Home Care Worker Training

http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/spd/Pages/adv/hcc/training.aspx

This site provides information on homecare working training in Oregon.

Source: OHA

Jan 26, 2017
OSH Answer Fact Sheets: Working Alone - Off-site

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/workingalone_offsite.html

Precautions should be used when workers are alone and working away from a central office. Unexpected events in unfamiliar environments can increase the risk of violence to the employee.

Source: CCOHS

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 01, 2017
Home Care

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/health-care-social-services/topics/home-care

Providing home care can present additional health and safety challenges, as most homes were never intended or designed to be workplaces. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion; slips, trips, and falls; and motor vehicle incidents.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Dec 01, 2016
Safety Checklists for the Homecare Industry

http://www.lockton.com/Resource_/PageResource/MKT/Severson_Safety%20Checklists%20for%20the%20Homecare%20Industry.pdf

This article, written by Lori Severson and Dr. Robyn Gershon addresses the usefulness of checklists to enhance workplace safety in the homecare indusry.

Source: Lockton

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

Jan 01, 2015
Online Training Helps Protect Nurses and Other Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-118/default.html

The Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses online training course incorporates lesson text, videos depicting actual workplace violence incidents, and testimonials from nurses.

Source: NIOSH

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

Nov 01, 2012
How to Prevent Driving Related Injuries for Home Healthcare Workers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-122/?s_cid=3ni7d2TW1209251800

Driving from client to client, home healthcare workers are at high risk for motor vehicle-related injuries

Source: NIOSH