Thank you for visiting the website for The NYS Zero Lift Task Force! We hope that you will find this site useful in learning and implementing Safe Patient Handling Policies and Programs at healthcare facilities across New York State. New information and statistics are coming to light daily, so we hope you visit the site often! We encourage new information and questions, so please contact us at any time.
Overviews of Safe Patient Handling and Movement
- Click here for a 3 minute introductory video on Safe Patient Handling by the American Nurses Association.
- Read an overview of Safe Patient Handling that was authored by two of the top experts in this field.
- Visit the Injured Workers page for new stories shared by healthcare workers who have been injured on the job due to patient handling.
News in New York
As a part of the 2014 New York State budget, the Safe Patient Handling bill has passed and has been enacted.
Read a summary of the legislation.
- WNYCOSH & Organized Labor Steps Up Effort To Get Safe Patient Handling Legislation Passed In New York State As New Lab & Training Center Opens At The University At Buffalo
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