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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 15. Occupational Noise
Article 106. Ergonomics

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5120. Health Care Worker Back and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention. Appendix A (Non-Mandatory).

Appendix A (Non-Mandatory)
The following are examples of professional occupational safety guidelines for the protection of patients and health care workers in health care facilities:
Facility Guidelines Institute Patient Handling and Movement Assessments: A White Paper by the 2010 Health Guidelines Revision Committee, April 2010 (
Association for Occupational Health Professionals AOHP Beyond Getting Started: A Resource Guide for Implementing a Safe Patient Handling Program in the Acute Care Setting, Summer 2011 (
Centers for Disease Control National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Safe Patient Handling Training for Schools of Nursing DHHS Publication No. 2009-127 November 2009 (
Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards, American Nurses Association 2013 (
Safe Patient Handling Guidebook For Facility Champions/Coordinators, Matz, 10/29/2013
Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 142.3 and 6403.5, Labor Code.

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