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Safe Patient Handling Linked to Fewer Worker Injuries

Article includes comments from Kermit Davis, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health

Hospitals that implement safe patient handling and moving policies may find these practices associated with fewer injuries among health care workers, a small study suggests. Researchers analyzed data on 1,832 patient care providers at two U.S. hospitals—one that started a safety program and one without these policies in place. 

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