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The primary OSHA regulation for ergonomics is the OSHA Act of 1970 which states employers must provide safe and healthful working conditions. The regulation requires employers to provide a place of work that is free from recognized hazards known to cause death or physical harm to employees.
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Many different hazards exist in the healthcare workplace, including hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, such as nursing homes. With the right knowledge and training, using ergonomics can minimize risks associated with these hazards.
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Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Ergonomics for Healthcare Workers Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Ergonomics is a science that deals with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely. Ergonomics helps fit a job to a person. This course is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the hazards that exist in healthcare workplaces, and the types of ergonomic programs that can prevent these injuries while contributing to a more desirable work environment.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Ergonomics for Healthcare Workers Safety Training
- Key Terms
- Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace
- Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace - Improved Health
- Benefits of Ergonomics in the Healthcare Workplace - Reduced Risks
- Applicable Regulations
- Statistics for Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry
- Applying Ergonomics to the Healthcare Workplace
- Patient Handling - Risks
- Patient Handling - Solutions
- Demand for Ergonomics in Healthcare
- Demand for Ergonomics in Healthcare - Employee Retention and Benefits
- Design - Workspaces in the Healthcare Industry
- Risks in the Healthcare Workplace
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Lifting - NIOSH Lifting Equation
- Lifting - Food and Laundry Service
- Lifting - Maintenance and Housekeeping
- Awkward Postures
- Work-related MSDs
- Work-related MSDs - Repetitive Motion Disorders
- Work-related MSDs - Repetitive Strain Injuries
- Work-related MSDs - Additional Disorders
- Training Healthcare Workers in Ergonomics
- Employer Responsibilities
- Employer Responsibilities - Workplace Analysis
- Employer Responsibilities - Accident and Record Analysis
- Employer Responsibilities - Hazard Prevention and Control
- Employer Responsibilities - Medical Management
- Employer Responsibilities - Training
- Employee Responsibilities
- Additional Resources
Employers should provide the following employees with continual education and training about ergonomic hazards and controls:
- All healthcare providers, including "new employee" orientation.
An important part of the ergonomic process is a periodic review of the healthcare facility from an ergonomics perspective, including examining specific work station areas, best practices, and the overall job process.