More than one million people suffer from a slip, trip, or fall each year and 17,700 died as a result of falls in 2005. They are the number one preventable cause of loss in the workplace and the leading cause of injury in public places. Completely revised, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention: A Practical Handbook, Second Edition demonstrates how, with proper design and maintenance, many of these events can be prevented. This well-illustrated and carefully researched volume covers standards and best practices for facility design, effective management control programs, test methods and standards relating to pedestrian safety, and slip resistance methods in the U.S. and abroad. It includes checklists, handouts, case studies, rich online resources, and an extensive bibliography. See what's new in the Second Edition: Enhanced photographs and tables, profiles of online resources, updated examples, case studies, and sidebars A new chapter on the unique hazards and controls to protect staff and patrons in food service A new chapter on known parameters and causes of patient falls, assessment methods, and methods for reduction of staff falls Discussion of flooring and floor maintenance, cleaning products and methods, outsourcing, and maintenance Coverage of management controls, a holistic approach to integrating slip/fall prevention controls into existing functions, hazard mapping, and electronic inspection systems Physical aspects of rubber walkways surfaces, expanded floor mats, new stairway statistics, visibility, and design Roughness measurements, perception of slipperiness, overseas standards, profiles of high risk industries, and accident investigation Contrary to popular belief, most slips and falls are not due to carelessness. This Handbook examines the many options available in the design and maintenance of facilities that can reduce or eliminate the potential for slips and falls.
This lightweight portable shower chair commode with casters by Drive Medical is packed with features to ensure a pleasant and comfortable bathing experience. One of the greatest benefits is the ultra comfort padded seat, featuring an open front design making personal hygiene easy and convenient. When the shower chair is not in use the back and 12 quart commode bucket can be removed without tools making cleaning and storage simple. The frame is manufactured with lightweight rust resistant anodized aluminum. Easy to operate this shower chair commode comes equipped with 3-inch non skid casters making transfer to an from any bathroom safe and secure. Brand: Drive Medical Easy-to-assemble frame Padded, open front, vinyl toilet seat Aluminum construction is lightweight and durable 3-inch non-skid, rust-resistant, swivel casters (2 rear locking) Brass push button allows for easy assembly Removable, tool-free back Plastic arms for added comfort Comes with removable 12 qt commode bucket and cover Includes: Chair, Commode Bucket, Casters, Owner's Manual Intended use: Daily Living Aid Materials: Aluminum Weight capacity: 300 lbs Dimensions: 21.5 inches long x 21.5 inches wide x 21 inches high Assembly required.
EZ-Access Pathway Ramps - Classic Series are designed for temporary or semi-permanent installations. Featuring a seamless non-skid driving surface the Pathway ramp is safe secure and ideal for scooters walkers wheelchairs canes and crutches. 5 x 36" Heavy duty aluminum Extra wide - 36" 850-pound weight capacity Easily accommodates wider chairs 3" angled top transition lip 6" bottom transition plate 3" side rails- SKU: EZAC027
Transfer patients from wheelchair, bed, chair or toilet. • DUR1760 - 8"W x 30"L oak hardwood board with cut-out handle for easy carrying and gripping. Urethane sealed, coated and polished for smooth transfer. Holds up to 250 lb.