- EMT’s suffer 10.3 injuries per 100 full-time employees (nearly 3x national average) – Dept of Interior
- Back injuries are the #1 career ending injury in EMS.
- 50% of EMS caregivers will have a back injury during their career.
- 50 percent of IAFF early retirements are due to back injuries.
- Average workers comp back injury claim costs between $40,000- $80,000 per occurrence.
- Healthcare ONLY back injury costs (direct and indirect) are estimated @ $20 Billion /year. -OSHA.
PowerLift and Levigait have come together to create a safe lifting program for Fire and EMS.
Levigait has created a bariatric gait belt built and designed for lifting patients safely from the ground. The founder and creator is Mike Philips, a firefighter for nearly 20 years. Paired with the PowerLift safe lifting techniques the Levigait People Mover can save departments from career ending injuries.Learn More
DID YOU KNOW?
How Much Did Lifting Injuries Cost Your Department Last Year?
- Healthcare only back injuries costs (direct and indirect) are estimated @ $20 Billion /year – OSHA.
- Over 50 percent of caregivers will sustain a back injury from lifting or moving patients.
- Of all patient handling, injuries reported a stunning 82% occurred when patient lifting and handling equipment was not used. -C.D.C.
Fits up to 100 ” waist size
7″ Wide Belt – Larger Than Standard Belts
9 Handles For Convenient Lifting & Optimal Lifting Form
Greater Control While Lifting
Fewer Injuries To Patient, Emergency Responders & Caregivers
Patient DOES NOT need to be lifted to use the device
Minimizes pressure points and skin tears
Waterproof For Easy Cleaning
Superior Patient/Movement Control
“This is our go to device for people who need help up off the floor and it truly is a back saver for us. I’ve used this on patients who are in the bathtub, on the floor or stuck on the toilet, all with great results.”Joey S.Senior Firefighter/ Paramedic
We have been using the “People Mover” strap by Levigait; It’s part of our first out medical gear kit. I like it because it causes less strain to the patient, less wear and tear on my back, and it’s easy to clean. We won’t start a shift without one.Dave A.Paramedic Firefighter
“As a firefighter and Peer Fitness Trainer for my fire department, I’ve found that the People Mover allows me and other firefighters the ability to lift with better technique and more comfortable for the person being lifted.”Todd C.Senior Firefighter, Paramedic, Peer Fitness Trainer