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Workplace Safety Consultation -- Safe-patient-handling legislation, resources



 

Event recap, resources

Minnesota Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program, May 14, in Minneapolis


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About the event

Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation and the Minnesota Safety Council presented the second annual full-day Minnesota Safe Patient Handling and Movement Program on May 14, during the 79th Annual Minnesota Safety and Health Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The full-day workshop was open to anyone interested in the most recent information about safe patient-handling. The sessions provided health care professionals, safety professionals and administrators in acute and long-term-care settings with the best information available about the development, implementation and maintenance of a safe-patient-handling program. Representatives from hospitals, clinics and skilled nursing care facilities discussed efforts aimed at promoting safe patient-handling while cultivating a healthy workforce and ensuring quality of care.

Materials presented during the program

The following materials were used by presenters during the program.

 



Legislation


Sample safe-patient handling programs


Training and resources



The Facility Guidelines Institute


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Minnesota Dental Association -- Elderly and Special Needs Adults Committee


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National Academy of Sciences -- The National Academies Press


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National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) Holdings Inc.


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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Small Business Administration -- Americans with Disabilities Act


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U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry in Tampa


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Washington State Department of Labor and Industries


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