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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Learn how to properly use lifts to avoid musculoskeletal injury.

Instructions

Choose one lift at your site and review how to properly use it. Use the guiding questions to help you generate a conversation about avoiding musculoskeletal injury.

Notes to the huddle leader

  • A lift is intended to prevent injury to both the person in care and the care worker.
  • Emphasize the importance of using proper body mechanics when using a lift, to further reduce risk of musculoskeletal injury.

After this huddle Staff should know how to:

  • Inspect the lift and sling for wear.
  • Use lift equipment properly.
  • Employ good body mechanics.

Guiding questions

  • What do you need to do before using this lift?
  • While using a lift, what should you be doing to reduce your risk of musculoskeletal injury?
  • What should you do if you find that the lift you are using no longer suits the mobility needs of a person in care?
  • Where and how should the lift be stored?
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