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Safe Patient Handling in Health Care:

Applied Ergonomics for Nurses and Health Care Workers and Patient Orientation

Presented by the Oregon Nurses Association, Bay Area Hospital and the University of Oregon Labor Education and Research Center

This training program is designed to be used as a supplement and in conjunction with the Oregon OSHA's Back Injury Prevention Guide for Health Care Providers and Ergonomics Awareness Training courses available through Oregon OSHA. For more information, see the Ergonomics topic page.

The program is designed with flexibility in mind. Tailor this program to meet your organization's specific needs, for example, the materials provided can be used to develop or enhance an existing ergonomics or safe-lift program at your facility.

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The training program is divided into two sections:

1. Applied Ergonomics for Nurses and Health Care Workers:

2. Patient Orientation: