In 2012 the first ISO Technical Report was published. The manual handling of residents/patients can pose a serious risk to healthcare workers. As a result, a number of initiatives (and legislations) have been introduced around the world. This page provides a list of links to some of the current official guidelines on safe patient handling.
International & national safe patient handling guidelines & legislation around the world
ISO/TR 12296:2012. Ergonomics - the manual handling of people in the healthcare sector.
An easy-to-read edited summary is available for download here
The full ISO/TR 12296:2012 report is available for purchase via the ISO website.