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

Lyle S. Hallman Institute
Sun Life Financial Auditorium, room 1621
University of Waterloo
Reception to follow

CRE-MSD and the Hallman Lecture Series are pleased to present this talk by Dr. Laura Punnett, distinguished university professor (2013-16) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML), co-director of the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), and senior associate at the UML Center for Women and Work.

Dr. Punnett is professor of occupational epidemiology and ergonomics in the College of Health Sciences, 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.

Registration

Admission is free. Space is limited and available by RSVP on a first come first served basis. Please RSVP to Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca

Reception

Reception with light refreshments to follow in room 1686 of the new AHS expansion building.

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