I work in a urology office. Many of our disabled patients must be lifted out of bed using a hydraulic lift. Here at the clinic, a physician expects 2 women to lift these patients onto the examination table. I already take gabapentin for neck and back pain. What can I do to stop this situation?
|Response from Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD|
Very Heavy Lifting
Lifting more than 100 lb is considered very heavy work. In the Code of Federal Regulations, jobs are classified according to physical exertion requirements: sedentary, light, medium, heavy, and very heavy. According to the regulations: