Healthcare

Homecare

Date Added Resource Source
Checklists
May 2013

Safety Checklists for the Homecare Industry A New Strategy to Achieve Better Results (PDF)

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

This article by By Lori A. Severson, ASP, HEM, & Robyn Gershon, DrPH, originally appeared in ASSE's Professional Safety, and now is copywritten by Lockton Companies.

(ASSE)
May 2013

Safety Checklists for the Homecare Industry A New Strategy to Achieve Better Results (PDF)

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

This article by By Lori A. Severson, ASP, HEM, & Robyn Gershon, DrPH, originally appeared in ASSE's Professional Safety, and now is copywritten by Lockton Companies.

(Lockton Companies)
 
Guidelines
Sep 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. Distracted driving, aggressive driving, lack of seatbelt use, driving while tired or after having used alcohol or drugs, poor weather conditions, and poorly maintained vehicles can all contribute to motor vehicle-related injuries.

(NIOSH)
Feb 2012

NIOSH Fast Facts Home Healthcare Workers: How to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-120/pdfs/2012-120.pdf

Lifting and moving clients create a high risk for back injury and other musculoskeletal disorders for home healthcare workers.

(NIOSH)
Feb 2012

Home Healthcare Workers: How to Prevent Violence on the Job (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-118/pdfs/2012-118.pdf

Home healthcare workers can be vulnerable as they face an unprotected and unpredictable environment each time they enter a client's community and home.

(NIOSH)
Dec 2006

Home and Community Health Worker Handbook (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/community_health_workers.pdf

This handbook is written by WorkSafeBC for workers in the field of home and community health care. This handbook was written to help you: Identify the types of activities that put you at risk of injury and Illness; Prevent injuries and illnesses; Know what to do if you are hurt or ill; Know your workplace rights and responsibilities; Know where to find more information.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jul 2006

Patient Handling in Small Facilities: A Companion Guide to Handle With Care (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/patient_handling_small_facilities.pdf

Due to their size, small facilities often lack the resources to have a formal joint health and safety committee or a designated MSI prevention advisor. Consequently, this handbook will outline a process in which small facilities within the health care sector should “eliminate or, where that is not practicable, minimize the risks of MSI to workers”.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jul 2006

Injury Prevention Resources for Health Care – Home Care

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/HealthCare/HomeCare.asp

The following links list tools, publications, and other resources to help prevent the most common injuries and illnesses in the home health care industry.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Dec 2002

A Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/pubs/3345.pdf

This booklet is designed to provide general guidance for employers and employees about how to prevent back injury as a result of lifting and moving patients and residents. It may be useful in settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, board and care homes, and during the provision of home health care.

(Oregon OSHA)
 
Research & Training
Apr 2010

NIOSH Science Blog: Strains, Sprains, and Pains in Home Healthcare: Working in an Uncontrolled Environment

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/blog/nsb041610_nurse-erg.html

This month's NIOSH Science Blog addresses the ergonomic hazards related to home health care work.

(NIOSH)
Feb 2010

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.

(OHA)
Feb 2010

NIOSH Hazard Review: Occupational Hazards in Home Healthcare

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-125/

This document, NIOSH Publication No. 2010-125, aims to raise awareness and increase understanding of the safety and health risks involved in home healthcare and suggests prevention strategies to reduce the number of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities that too frequently occur among workers in this industry.

(NIOSH)
Dec 2006

Home and Community Health Worker Handbook (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/community_health_workers.pdf

This handbook is written by WorkSafeBC for workers in the field of home and community health care. This handbook was written to help you: Identify the types of activities that put you at risk of injury and Illness; Prevent injuries and illnesses; Know what to do if you are hurt or ill; Know your workplace rights and responsibilities; Know where to find more information.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Jul 2006

Great Lakes Center Health & Safety Fact Pack for Home Health Care

http://www.uic.edu/sph/glakes/ce/health&safety/index.htm

The Great Lakes Center Fact Pack presents a framework to develop knowledge and skills for a continuous evaluation for anticipating, recognizing and controlling new or emerging hazards within the community, outreach and home care settings.

(UIC)