Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs for First Responders

Posted by Bryan and Ariel on August 29, 2018 at 10:15 AM

From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the heat of the moment. Bryan Fass from Fit Responder offers additional insight:

Kaizen Events: Changing Your Work Environment to Reduce Injuries

Posted by Jeff Smagacz on January 3, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Finding good workers is half the battle — you also need to keep them healthy and productive. Today, around 20% of days of missed work are due to sprains and strains that happen as a result of poor workplace design. Companies and public sector organizations that consider their employees' work environment and how it can affect health and efficiency — known as ergonomics — can potentially reduce workplace injuries.