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Oklahoma State University

OSHA 7000

OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling

This course covers OSHA ergonomic guidelines for safe patient handling and methods to protect workers in all health care settings. Using OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes as a basis for any healthcare facility, this course focuses on analyzing and identifying ergonomic hazards and practical solutions to address these issues. Course topics include developing an ergonomic work process, risk factors in patient handling and transfers, identifying work processes with the potential for musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses, protocol for resident and patient assessment, and implementing solutions including work practices and engineering controls. Upon course completion students will have the ability to apply "OSHA's Ergonomics Guidelines for Nursing Homes" in their healthcare facility, understand the benefits of implementing an ergonomics process, and identify, analyze and develop solutions for ergonomic problem jobs in healthcare. Minimum student contact hours: 7.5

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Registration

  • Registration includes handouts and light refreshments.
  • For further information or questions, please call 405-744-5639.
  • Bringing your laptop computer is suggested but not required.

Registrations may be canceled five (5) business days prior to the start of the course and receive a full refund. Within 5 days prior to the start of the course, registrants that cancel will be responsible for 25% of the course fee. Registrants that have paid and cancel without proper notification will receive a 75% refund. The registrants who fail to attend the course without any prior notification will be responsible for the full course fee. Substitutions may be made at anytime without penalty prior to the course starting date. In the event that OSU has to cancel a course, OSU will not be responsible for any cancellation charges assessed by airlines, travel agencies, hotels, etc...