The following resources are available for viewing/downloading. Some of these resources have been acquired as a result of client/patient handling community of practice webinars, conference presentations, or are resources/products created by the Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA). To view past webinars, go to the community of practice events page.

Conference presentations

The following resources are presentations and videos from the October 26, 2015 conference Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Healthcare Sector.

Presentations and videos

Setting the scene: Barriers and challenges (VIDEO)

What the research is telling us (VIDEO)

Case-based presentations

Back care and patient handling program
West Park Healthcare Centre (PDF)

West Park Healthcare Centre (VIDEO)

Transfers, assessments, tools, equipment
​Schlegel Villages (PDF)

Schlegel Villages (VIDEO)

Project Uplift
​Woodstock General Hospital (PDF)

Woodstock General Hospital (VIDEO)

The right fit
​CarePartners (PDF)

MSD mission impossible: Patient handling
Sault Arena Hospital (PDF)

Sault Arena Hospital (VIDEO)

Preventing back injury in healthcare: Development in patient handling and coaching tools
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (PDF)

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (VIDEO)

New hospital design for better client/patient handling
​Halton Healthcare (PDF)

Halton Healthcare (VIDEO)

Articles and fact sheets

Building a Safe Client Handling Program – PSHSA, 2013 (PDF)

PSHSA “Handle With Care” Client Mobility Logos

PSHSA Client Mobility Review Poster

PSHSA-Ergonomic Tips for Resident or Patient Bathrooms

PSHSA Community Care MSD Web tutorial (provides frontline care givers with an introduction to ergonomics and the MSD risks posed during client handling and client care)

Occupational Safety And Health Administration, 2013: Safe Patient Handling Programs (PDF) 

12 Safe Patient Handling Experts Talk Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Nurses - Blog, 2015