Evaluation of the Ceiling Lift Coaching Project

Evaluation of the Ceiling Lift Coaching Project: The Ceiling Lift Coaching Program is a peer mentoring program piloted in three residential care facilities and one sub-acute rehabilitation facility.

The purpose of this research was to assess the costs and benefits associated with the coaching program to define resources needed for sustaining the program and to make decisions about expanding similar programs to other areas of occupational health and safety interventions

The researchers evaluated a ceiling lift peer coaching program implemented in six long term care units by Vancouver Coastal Health. After the program was completed, staff reported using the ceiling lifts more often and having greater confidence when using them.
The study also found that ceiling-lift-preventable musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs) and related compensation costs decreased after the intervention.

 

The researchers recommend continuing the program and also adapting it for use in other health care sectors and for additional health and safety issues.

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