Ontario Safety Association for Community and Healthcare

Health & Safety in the Home Care Environment, Second Edition

This handbook is designed for healthcare workers involved in the delivery of home care (case managers, nurses, healthcare aides, therapy specialists, social workers, home support workers, physicians, laboratory technicians, dieticians, transportation providers, etc.) and the organizations that employ them or coordinate their services. It provides information on ways to reduce risk, prevent injury and promote worker safety in the home care environment and emphasize the importance of Internal Responsibility Systems (IRS).