Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Safe patient handling: Highlights of current research and U.S. public policy efforts to improve safety

Dr. Laura 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.

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

Registration

Registration is free. RSVP to Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca. If you wish to become a member of the client/patient handling community of practice (CoP) and receive notice of future CoP webinars, please request this when registering. 

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