No. Scientific research has demonstrated that “THERE IS NO SAFE WAY TO LIFT A PATIENT”. Not even with 2 strong individuals performing the lifting. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has arrived at a weight of 35 lbs being the most any healthcare worker should lift because exceeding this amount of weight has shown to damage the spine.
Can I safely lift somebody off the floor if I use good body mechanics and my strong legs?
May 15th, 2020|