Safety FIRST!


Posted on February 5th, by Mark Winter in CaregiverNews 02-15, Homecare. No Comments

Safety FIRST!

Caregivers perform an amazing variety of tasks on a daily basis.  Client’s needs and demands vary, and we very much appreciate your hard work.  We understand that it keeps you very busy.  So busy, that sometimes you may forget fundamental safety work practices. Thus, we wanted to provide some simple information especially for you so that you can refresh, learn and work safely each and every day.  Your safety and well being is an absolute priority, and we all need to slow down, keep these simple pointers in mind, and always move throughout our day with keen attention towards safety.  If you ever have any concerns, please STOP, and call the office to discuss the situation.  ALWAYS error on the side of caution!  We very much appreciate all you do, and it is Priority One to keep everyone as safe and healthy as we possibly can!

Topic: Watching your Back!Back Image

Plan Ahead:

  • Know your limits
  • Know your course
  • Know your load
  • Condition your muscles
  • Reach and lift properly
  • Un-lift properly

DO:

  • Get a firm footing and grasp
  • Keep the client close
  • Avoid twisting or turning your body
  • Lift with your legs
  • Bend your knees
  • Keep your upper body straight or upright
  • Ask for help if needed

DON’T:

  • Twist or turn when lifting
  • Bend at your waist
  • Pull, if possible
  • Be afraid to ask for help!!!

 

Your back is important. It allows you to sit, stand, walk and run. You can avoid most back pain injuries by taking proper care of it when working. YOUR SAFETY AND WELL-BEING ARE VERY IMPORTANT!  If you need more information please contact our offices.

Sincerely,

The Hired Hands Homecare Team

 





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