Healthcare Industry Safety

Premium Credit Program for Eligible NYSIF Healthcare Policyholders
Beginning October 1, 2017, NYSIF policyholders in eligible healthcare payroll classifications may be qualified for a flat 2.5% premium credit. To receive the premium credit, policies in force on October 1, 2017, or thereafter, must be in compliance with the provisions of the New York Safe Patient Handling Act (NYSPHA), codified in Article 29-D, Title 1-A of the New York State Public Health Law. Classifications that may be eligible to receive a premium credit include, but are not limited to, the following:

8829 - Nursing Home-All Employees
8833 - Hospital-Professional Employees
8865 - Alcohol or Drug Rehabilitation Facility-All Employees & Clerical
8866 - Assisted Living Facility-All Employees & Clerical
9040 - Hospital-All Other Employee
8854 - Health Care Services Professional-Traveling
9101 - College Schools-All Other Employees
8864 - Developmental Organizations-All Employees, Sales and Drivers

Mandatory NYSPHA compliance must be verified by a NYSIF Field Service representative in accordance with New York State Insurance Regulation 119, 11 NYCRR 151-7.2(b). NYSPHA program compliance must be verified each year the healthcare facility program is in place to remain eligible for the premium credit. To make an appointment to verify compliance, contact Todd Reynolds at 518-437-6462, or email

Safe Patient Handling - Employer Resources
Creating a SPH Policy
Safe Patient Handling Committee Meeting Sign-In Sheet
Gap Analysis for Safe Patient Handling
Principles of Safe Lifting
Safe Patient Handling Compliance Checklist
Equipment Inventory Chart
Patient Assessment Criteria
Facilities Design Checklist
Unit Space Evaluation
New York State Department of Labor SPH Training Videos

General Healthcare Topic Guide Handout Poster
Chemical Safety Guide Handout Chemical Safety
General Safety Guide Handout  
Housekeeping Guide Handout  
Safety Culture Guide Handout Needlesticks
Safe Lifting Guide Handout  
Slips, Trips & Falls Guide Handout  
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Guide Handout  
Workplace Violence Guide Handout  

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