Can you lift 1.8 tons?

Can you lift 1.8 tons?

Did you know that nurses lift an average of 1.8 tons during an average eight-hour shift? All that lifting takes a toll on the bodies of people who deliver patient care. In fact, health professionals have more work-related injuries than construction, manufacturing or transportation workers. 

Please ask your members of Congress to support U.S. Rep. John Conyers’ H.R. 2480, the Nurse and Health Care Worker Protection Act of 2013. H.R. 2480 is designed to decrease the potential for injury to all who provide and receive care, while reducing work-related healthcare costs and improving the safety of patient care. This bill would direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard to reduce injuries to patients, nurses and all other healthcare workers by establishing a safe patient handling, mobility and injury prevention standard.