Northside Community Guest Home
Northside Community Guest Home, located in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, is home to 144 residents who live in the nursing home facility and a 25 unit attached enriched housing apartment building. Northside prides itself on the high level of care and accommodations it provides for residents.
Northside was witnessing a trend of storing heavy items inappropriately high, which was causing overhead lifting hazards.
Visible tags were attached to the shelving, reminding staff to limit weight for items stored on higher shelves.
Awareness was greatly improved among staff regarding overhead storage and lifting; something that was previously not considered.
Often, simple changes can reduce the likelihood of injury.
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