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Hospitals may have to adopt new safe lifting policies

Nurses face the risk of extreme physical injury every day as they lift and transport hospital patients. Now, a new bill floating around in Congress may require facilities to invest in equipment and create policies that’ll keep nurses safe from harm. 

No. 1 threat to your nurses: Injuries from lifting patients

Much has been said about making hospitals healthier for staff. And facilities have made strides in several areas, including providing staff with healthier food and more relaxing break rooms to fight fatigue and burnout. But hospitals need to do more about addressing another significant hazard to nurses’ health and wellbeing: workplace injuries from lifting patients.