Safe patient handling: Highlights of current research and U.S. public policy efforts to improve safetyExport this event to calendar

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

The Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Hallman Lecture Series present

Dr. Laura Punnett, Distinguished University Professor
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Dr. Laura PunnettDr. Laura Punnett is professor of occupational epidemiology and ergonomics in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML).

She has 30 years of experience studying the effects of the work environment on musculoskeletal disorders and other health outcomes, methods for assessing ergonomic exposures in the workplace, the role of working conditions in socioeconomic and gender disparities in health, and factors influencing the effectiveness of workplace programs to improve worker health and safety.

Dr. Punnett will discuss the findings of a recently concluded longitudinal study in long-term care centres in the U.S. to evaluate a safe resident handling program. The study also examined the overlap between program effectiveness and other outcomes, including health associated with job stressors, worker and resident wellbeing.

Free admission. Space is limited
Lecture 2:00-3:00 p.m. Reception to follow.

RSVP bbutler@uwaterloo.ca, 519-888-4567, ext. 35113

Cost 
Free (please rsvp bbutler@uwaterloo.ca)
Location 
LHI - Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion
Sun Life Financial Auditorium, LHI 1621
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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