Patient safe handling OSHA

California added section 6403.5 to the Labor Code of the existing law, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1973 ( effective 2012) a requirement that employers provide safety devices and safeguards reasonably necessary to render employment safe, including a safe patient handling policy, replacing manual lifting with lifting devices and use of lift teams.

 

For detailed information please visit: http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/State/Legislative-Agenda-Reports/State-SafePatientHandling

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