OSHA #7000 - OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling

The focus of this one-day course is to use OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes to develop a process to protect workers in nursing homes. The course will focus on analyzing and identifying ergonomic problem jobs and practical solutions to address these problems. Featured topics include: developing an ergonomic process; risk factors in the nursing home guidelines: identifying problem jobs including protocol for resident assessment; and implementing solutions including work practices and engineering solutions.

Course Benefits

  • Describe how to apply OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes in developing a process to provide safe patient handling
  • Discuss the benefits of implementing an ergonomics process
  • Identify and analyze ergonomic problem job patient handling
  • Recognize practical solutions to address ergonomic problem jobs
  • Earn .78 CEU's

Course Topics

  • OSHA's focus in nursing homes
  • Developing an ergonomics process
  • Risk factors
  • Identifying problem jobs
  • Implementing solutions
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