Safe Patient Handling (SPH) Techniques

The following video clips demonstrate various types of equipment and their use in a successful safe patient/resident handling environment. The specific equipment displayed in these videos are not endorsed by the New York State Department of Labor. There are many manufacturers and distributors that provide similar equipment. It is important for every employer to determine which manufacturer supplies the right equipment for their application.

We want to thank Kaleida Health, particularly Paula Pless (SPH Director) and Robert Guest (SPH Coordinator), for sharing their knowledge and commitment to improving the lives of healthcare workers and their patients.

For more information on New York State's Safe Patient Handling Law, please review the New York State Department of Health Safe Patient Handling Workgroup Report.