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Workplace Safety Consultation -- Industry best-practices




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Ceiling-mounted life system reduces common staff-injuries when lifting and moving residents

To eliminate the need for transferring residents to an additional lift and to better use the existing ceiling-mounted lift system, door thresholds were modified to allow the lift's track to access adjoining rooms.

Modified door threshold Ceiling-mounted lift system

Door thresholds were modified to allow a ceiling-mounted lift system to easily access other rooms.

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Disclaimer:  Photographs of commercially available products posted on this site are for reference purposes only and do not imply any endorsement by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The best-practices ideas have been reviewed and posted solely at the discretion of the department and should only be considered as possible examples for reducing risk-factors, based on existing ergonomics guidelines. Employers and employees need to work together to identify and control ergonomics risk-factors within the workplace to better ensure changes made to a work process will be effective in reducing risk-factors and maintaining work efficiency.

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