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Safe Patient Handling Self Assessment

Safe patent handling self assessment

Patient lifting, repositioning, and transfers represent some of the most common—and most preventable—sources of
injury for employees in the healthcare industry, particularly musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Use this brief questionnaire to examine the number and nature of patient handling injuries in your hospital, identify what you are already doing well, and identify opportunities for improvement. You can review data for the most recent year, or you can review three or more years of data to look for trends over time.


This article is provided solely as a reference tool to be used for information purposes only. The information in this article shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice. The information material does not amend the provisions of any insurance policy issued by CompSource Mutual. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions, and any applicable law.

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