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Shown above are additional resources that may be useful for implementing programs to reduce injuries and illnesses in nursing homes.
OSHA's Nursing Home e-tool is designed to assist employers and employees in identifying and controlling the hazards associated with nursing homes and residential care facilities. This e-tool addresses the following topics: Bloodborne Pathogens; Ergonomics; Dietary; Laundry; Maintenance; Nurses Station; Pharmacy; Tuberculosis; Housekeeping; Whirlpool/Shower; Workplace Violence
OSHA's Nursing Home Guidelines list essential components that can be utilized as a framework to design the facility's program. Gaining management support and assembling the team for a safe resident handling program are the foundations of the program's success. The essential components identified in the guidelines include:
In addition, there is another presentation on the benefits of implementing a safe resident lifting program on OSHA's nursing home page. This presentation can be found at: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/nursinghome/index.html.
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