New, Free Safe Lifting Poster Available for Healthcare Facilities

November 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Franklin, Mass. – November 8, 2007 - A new, free educational poster designed to caution healthcare professionals against the dangers of unsafe patient lifting is now available at:

Designed to maintain workplace visibility and awareness of caregiver injury prevention, the informative poster details crucial precautions that Liko North America has compiled while creating – and expanding – the Safe Lifting Portal (

The poster, titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of Unsafe Lifting,” depicts the common mistakes made during patient handling – and how to combat them.

“Safe patient lifting and handling has emerged as a leading issue for many healthcare professionals in recent years,” said Melissa Nowitz, administrator of the Safe Lifting Portal, “and we couldn’t be more happy to see that. However, there is still more that can be done to raise awareness and we are pleased to make this new poster available for use wherever patient handling takes place.”

Through the Safe Lifting Portal, healthcare professionals can also obtain other awareness materials, free of charge. Those include cafeteria tent cards, newsletter templates, and instructional materials to assist with the creation of injury prevention programs.

The Safe Lifting Portal is a Liko North America-sponsored online resource to educate and guide healthcare professionals and administrators on a host of safe patient lifting and handling topics, including: creation of a safe patient handling program, achieving caregiver buy-in, tracking legislative activities, and calculating projected savings.

To request a free copy of the “Seven Deadly Sins of Unsafe Lifting” poster, visit or call 1-888-545-6671.

About Liko
Liko is one of the world’s leading suppliers of patient lift and transfer solutions. The company’s products include mobile lifts, overhead ceiling mounted systems, and a variety of injury prevention solutions. For more information on Liko’s sponsorship of the Safe Lifting Portal, contact Liko North America, 122 Grove Street, Franklin, MA 02038; telephone (888) 545-6671 or (508) 553-3993; fax (508) 528-6642; or visit the Liko website at

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Press Contacts:
Don Goncalves, Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc., 781-793-9380,
Brandie Gerrish, Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc., 781-793-9380,