About NYS Zero Lift Task Force
Who We Are
The New York State Zero Lift Task Force is made up of healthcare workers, administrators, patient advocates, union representatives and safety and health professionals that want to ensure the health and safety of all patients and healthcare workers in New York State.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a safe environment for patients and healthcare workers by eliminating strenuous manual lifting tasks involved in transferring and repositioning patients, thus improving the physical well-being of health care workers, significantly reducing negative patient outcomes, improving the financial strength of the health care industry by significantly reducing workers compensation costs, and retaining and recruiting qualified staff.