Preventing employee injury: implementation of a lift team.

Pamela J. Springer, Bonnie K. Lind, Johanna Kratt, E. Baker, Joanne T. Clavelle

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Abstract

A lift team was implemented at an urban medical center in the Pacific Northwest to reduce employee injuries. The lift team consisted of a lift technician and a nursing assistant both trained in lifting techniques. The trial lasted 1 year. Data on employee injuries and day versus night injuries before and during lift team implementation are presented. Results do not show the same reduction in employee injuries described by previous authors. Possible explanations are related to the use of the lift team and policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalAAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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