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Liko, Inc., pro bono sponsor of the "Safe Lifting Portal" injury prevention Web site, has announced the addition of a new "Library" section. The Safe Lifting Library is designed to facilitate access to information ranging from nursing injury research studies to contemporary articles and legislative initiatives on the broad topic of preventing caregiver injuries incurred when lifting or repositioning patients. The primary mission of the Safe Lifting Library is to help the staff of hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities locate the background information and resources necessary to justify, initiate, and maintain safe patient handling programs.


Secondarily, the library is also geared toward meeting the needs of ancillary groups, such as facility insurance providers, workers' compensation agencies, risk management firms, and government organizations with an interest in driving down nursing injury rates. Currently, according to NIOSH statistics, nurses and other caregivers in the United States are among the most likely to incur musculoskeletal injuries during the course of their work. The Safe Lifting Library contains listings of books, articles, and e-links and is accessible via


Liko, Inc. supplies patient lift and transfer solutions. The company's products include mobile lifts, overhead ceiling mounted systems, and a variety of injury prevention solutions. For more information on the Safe Lifting Library, visit the Liko Web site at