Healthcare

Homecare

Date Added Resource Source
Checklists
Sep 2016

Worker orientation checklist for health care

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/checklist/worker-orientation-checklist-health-care

This checklist is designed to help supervisors or employers with the orientation of workers in health care.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
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
Jun 2016

Home Care

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/industries/health-care-social-services/topics/home-care

Providing home care can present additional health and safety challenges, as most homes were never intended or designed to be workplaces. The three most common causes of work-related injuries are overexertion; slips, trips, and falls; and motor vehicle incidents. Home care workers may also be exposed to infectious diseases and violent behaviour.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Aug 2015

OSH Answer Fact Sheets: Working Alone - Off-site

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/hsprograms/workingalone_offsite.html

Precautions should be used when workers are alone and working away from a central office. Unexpected events in unfamiliar environments can increase the risk of violence to the employee.

(CCOHS)
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 2002

A Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/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
Mar 2016

Workplace Solutions - Preparedness through Daily Practice: The Myths of Respiratory Protection in Healthcare (PDF)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/wp-solutions/2016-109/pdfs/2016-109.pdf

Evidence from surveillance studies indicates gaps in hospitals’ respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers’ marginal compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices.

(NIOSH)
Jun 2015

Hospital Respiratory Protection Program Toolkit

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-117/

This toolkit was developed to assist hospitals in developing and implementing effective respiratory protection programs, with an emphasis on preventing the transmission of aerosol transmissible diseases (ATDs) to healthcare personnel.

(NIOSH)
Jun 2015

NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-115/

The purpose of this online training program is to educate nurses and their managers about the health and safety risks associated with shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies in the workplace and in the nurse’s personal life to reduce these risks.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2014

Work-family Conflict, Sleep, and the Heart

http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/11/19/work_sleep_heart/

This NIOSH Science Blog, written by Orfeu Buxton and Henrik Jacobsen, addresses work family conflicts for health care workers.

(NIOSH)
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)