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Safe Patient Handling Solutions

May 29, 2015

Safe Patient Handling (SPH) has become a key issue in the health care industry.  The main goal is to make it essential that hospitals find more efficient ways to transport patients safely.   In 2009, the…

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Common Work-Related Injuries

May 29, 2015

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are the most commonly reported work-related injuries and illnesses. Ergonomics is making a positive impact on reducing these incidents; however, MSDs still occur frequently in nearly every job field. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health identified the most likely movements and working conditions…

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Motorized Tugs Move Bulk Deliveries

May 21, 2015

This customer was in an old facility attached to the Delivery Docks.  They have since moved to a new facility that is 400 yards from the Docks and need a solution for transporting their delivered Linen and Materials.

Their motive was to find a safe and timely solution for their…

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Healthcare Workers Suffer the Most Back-Related Injuries

May 15, 2015

It is estimated that the healthcare industry is spending over $7 billion annually on employee back related injuries.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conduct relatively few inspections of healthcare facilities within the calendar year compared to other sites and facilities such as construction. Healthcare employers reported…

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Motorized Dialysis Carts: Proven ROI

May 4, 2015

Many hospitals have implemented Safe Patient Handling Standards. Currently these standards are focused on transporting and transferring patients from one area/surface to another. Unfortunately, in an acute hospital setting not all patients are well enough to be transported to the dialysis department for treatment, hence your daily task of…

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Work Injuries: Your Health is in Your Hands

April 22, 2015

Many people are taught to power through pain and discomfort to do what it takes to get a job done. There is a difference, though, between work ethic and ruining a career. Both accrued and traumatic injuries can lead to not only losing the job you’re…

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Ergo-Express® Motorized Platform Carts

April 10, 2015

Transporting equipment and supplies can take up valuable resources within a department.  Doing more with less to increase efficiency only makes sense, which is why we created the Ergo-Express® Motorized Platform Cart. It…

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PHS West, Inc. Custom Linen Carts

April 5, 2015

PHS West, Inc. manufactures custom laundry carts to meet your specific linen needs. We provide lightweight, custom aluminum linen carts, as well as fiberglass bins, wire shelving, and can add the option of an Ergo-Express®…

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The Nursing Field

March 8, 2015

Most occupations pose some risk of muscular injury or dysfunction. Depending on the job, employers may be at risk of anything from back injuries to repetitive strain injuries. Job duties that are more physical come with more detrimental risks. When thinking of the most common and…

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Your Job and Lower Back Pain

January 8, 2015

A common misconception about work-related injury is that it only happens in jobs that require heavy manual labor, like construction and freight handling. The truth is that there are so many factors affecting the musculoskeletal system that nearly every occupation poses some risk of injury. The correlation…

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