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Workplace Safety Consultation -- Industry best-practices




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Resident ambulation made easier, safer for residents and staff

Ceiling-mounted lift systems have been installed and used for restorative mobility activities for both long-term residents and short-term rehabilitation patients. The systems prevent unexpected falls of residents by providing support whenever it is needed.

Ceiling track Ambulation made easier, safer

Ceiling track mounted in a hallway establishes a 100-foot restorative walking area for residents.

Staff members can allow residents to walk without fear of the resident suddenly falling to the floor.

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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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