Injuries from Lifting, moving and repositioning of patients are amongst the most sever and debilitating of all workplace incidents.
Manual lifting and repositioning of patients is an archaic business practice and is the root-cause of these painful and costly injuries.
Safe patient handling programs are the solution. The NYS Veterans Home at Batavia reduced their lost work days by 98% and eliminated mandation and overtime in the process. For help starting a safe patient handling program contact your OSH specialist for help today!
Learn How Batavia Solved the Health Care Dilemma
They’d NEVER go back: The story of how the New York State Veteran’s Home at Batavia solved the health care dilemma by overcoming short staffing, mandatory over-time, high turnover of employees and soaring Workers’ Compensation costs.
More special features and select scenes:
Batavia’s Administrator on the first attempt at implementing a zero lift policy, which failed. What was learned from that experience is that much more is needed to have a successful safe patient handling program.
Safe Patient Handling Fact Sheets
Attention Heath Care Workers, CSEA Has Your Back!
CSEA and The Western New York Council on Safety and Health (WNYCOSH) have spearheaded an effort to protect health care workers in New York by co-founding the NYS Zero Lift Task Force.
Who We Are
The New York State Zero Lift Task Force is made up of health care workers, administrators, patient advocates, union representatives and safety and health professionals that want to ensure the health and safety of all patients and health care workers in New York State.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a safe environment for patients and health care workers by eliminating strenuous manual lifting tasks involved in transferring and repositioning patients, thus improving the physical well-being of health care workers, significantly reducing negative patient outcomes, improving the financial strength of the health care industry by significantly reducing workers compensation costs, and retaining and recruiting qualified staff.
NYS P.U.S.H. Campaign
The NYS P.U.S.H. (Protection Using Safe Handling) Campaign is our educational and awareness program by which we hope to educate New York about the clear benefits of safe patient handling. Through training programs, continuing research, statistical data and legislative efforts, we want New Yorkers to know that safe patient handling programs and legislation will save and protect the future of health care in New York state.
For more information, please visit zeroliftforNY.org.