New, Free Safe Lifting Poster Available for Healthcare Facilities

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 General News J E 4
FRANKLIN, Mass., Nov. 6 A new, free educational posterdesigned to caution healthcare professionals against the dangers of unsafepatient lifting is now available at:

Designed to maintain workplace visibility and awareness of caregiverinjury prevention, the informative poster details crucial precautions thatLiko North America has compiled while creating -- and expanding -- the SafeLifting Portal (

The poster, titled "The Seven Deadly Sins of Unsafe Lifting," depicts thecommon mistakes made during patient handling -- and how to combat them.

"Safe patient lifting and handling has emerged as a leading issue for manyhealthcare professionals in recent years," said Melissa Nowitz, administratorof the Safe Lifting Portal, "and we couldn't be more happy to see that.However, there is still more that can be done to raise awareness and we arepleased to make this new poster available for use wherever patient handlingtakes place."

Through the Safe Lifting Portal, healthcare professionals can also obtainother awareness materials, free of charge. Those include cafeteria tentcards, newsletter templates, and instructional materials to assist with thecreation of injury prevention programs.

The Safe Lifting Portal is a Liko North America-sponsored online resourceto educate and guide healthcare professionals and administrators on a host ofsafe patient lifting and handling topics, including: creation of a safepatient handling program, achieving caregiver buy-in, tracking legislativeactivities, and calculating projected savings.

To request a free copy of the "Seven Deadly Sins of Unsafe Lifting"poster, visit or call1-888-545-6671.

About Liko

Liko is one of the world's leading suppliers of patient lift and transfersolutions. The company's products include mobile lifts, overhead ceilingmounted systems, and a variety of injury prevention solutions. For moreinformation on Liko's sponsorship of the Safe Lifting Portal, contact LikoNorth America, 122 Grove Street, Franklin, MA 02038; telephone (888) 545-6671or (508) 553-3993; fax (508) 528-6642; or visit the Liko website at Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), clickappropriate link.Dan Gilmore

SOURCE Liko North America


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