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



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Principles of Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM):  Class and lunch sponsored by Handicare
This is an educational seminar presented by Hakan Skenhede and Amber Perez from Handicare, a leading safe patient handling company. Skenhede works with clinicians worldwide to improve patient mobility. This interactive presentation will surely inspire, motivate and excite even the most experienced safety, therapy, ergonomics, nursing and SPHM professionals.

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN (get directions)
  • View/print the flier
  • Register to attend (required; space is limited)

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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