Position Statement on Safe Handling of Patients and Residents

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 16th, 2011
Topics: Ergonomics |

Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association


The proper implementation of legislation can help to reduce the presence of the risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders, including work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD), arising from the manual handling of patients and residents. Some of the critical components of legislation to address this exposure are discussed in this document.