Join Minnesota OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation and the Minnesota Safety Council at 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.
This full-day workshop is open to anyone interested in the latest information about safe patient-handling. The sessions will provide 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 will discuss efforts aimed at promoting safe patient-handling while cultivating a healthy workforce and ensuring quality of care. The complete program schedule is available at www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/conf/SafePatient.pdf.
For more information and to register for the 79th Minnesota Safety and Health Conference, visit www.minnesotasafetycouncil.org/conf/13index.cfm.
Minnesota Statutes 182.6551 Citation
Minnesota Statutes 182.6552 Definitions
Minnesota Statutes 182.6553 Safe patient handling program
Minnesota Statutes 182.6554 Safe patient handling in clinical settings
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Study results: Nursing home ergonomics services evaluation
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C. Managing ergonomics in the workplace: Reducing the risks associated with resident lifting and moving
D. Safe patient-handling: Establishing a safe-patient-handling program to change outdated practices
E. Safe patient-handling: Minnesota Statutes 182.6553 and 182.6554; Establishing a safe-patient-handling program
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Appendix D -- Sling selection chart
Appendix J -- Floor-based lifts coverage determination
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