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Most ergonomics programs focus on the analytical processes needed to conduct job evaluations, implement solutions, and prioritize and find budgets to fund ergo projects. What most people are not taught are the hidden strategies that make these initiatives move more smoothly. 

Patient Care Ergonomics: Why OSHA Includes It as a Top Priority

Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO All
July 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenter: Mary W. Matz, MSPH, Veterans Health Administration

This presentation will delve into why OSHA continues to target manual patient handling as a serious ergonomic risk. Currently, there is a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that includes Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM). This webinar will discuss the biomechanics of why caregivers are at risk of injury due to manual patient handling and what control measures are available to decrease that risk.

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