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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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Safety Huddle

Lift Policy

Learn to refer to the no-lift policy to reduce your risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Instructions

  • Before the huddle, review your organization’s lift policy.
  • During the huddle, read the background (on the next page) out loud and use the first two guiding questions to discuss your organization’s lift policy and answer any questions that staff have about it. Then, use the next guiding questions to
    encourage staff to apply their knowledge of lift policies to their work.

After this huddle Staff should know how to:

  • Refer to the no-lift policy to reduce their risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Notes to the huddle leader

  • Consider adding some of your own scenarios to the discussion or ask staff to provide some.

Guiding questions

  • What is a lift policy and why is it important to have one?
  • What is our organization’s policy on lifting?
  • How does our lift policy reduce your risk of injury?
  • How do you apply our lift policy while you are working?

Background

Did you know?

  • 41% of all injuries in long-term, home, and community care are due to overexertion.
  • 44% of time-loss claims occur while providing direct care.

By following safe handling procedures, you can greatly reduce your risk of these types of injury.

Handling a person in care is the top cause of injury for healthcare workers due to the repetition, heavy weights, and the awkward or static postures associated with the task. By following procedures in a safe handling policy, you can minimize risk of injury to yourself and provide care safely.

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Musculoskeletal Injuries are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, such as sprains and strains, in both long-term care and community health support services.
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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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Learn when it is safe to transfer a person in care and know what to do if it is not safe to transfer.
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