Occupational Safety and Health Home Care 2017

Home care clients tend to be older persons, persons with disabilities, persons with chronic health conditions and anyone whose quality of life can be improved by having a trained and supervised care worker in their home.

 

The types of working environment and working arrangement involved in the provision of home care services present their own unique hazards and risks, which must be identified and managed.

 

This information sheet highlights the occupational safety and health issues associated with the provision of home care and indicates control measures to mitigate risk.

It is not intended to cover home maintenance,delivered meals or travel and escorting clients.

 

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Healthcare_Sector/Occupational_Safety_and_Health_and_Home_Care.pdf