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New Jersey Safe Patient Handling Conference

Best Practices 2019

Musculoskeletal injuries are of major concern for healthcare workers. These injuries are due in large part to overexertion related to repeated manual patient handling activities, often involving heavy manual lifting associated with transferring and repositioning patients, and working in extremely awkward postures. 


Workers performing patient handling tasks will benefit from this conference.  Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Healthcare workers, Direct Support Professionals, Industrial Hygienists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Radiologists, Sonographers, Emergency Medical Service, Hospital Aides, Acute Care and Long Term Care.



 Tuesday, March 19, 2019

7:30 am - 4:30 pm


Rutgers Busch Campus 

Student Center

604 Bartholomew Road

Piscataway, NJ 08854


Registration fee: $125


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• Eliminate worker MSD risks through  

     effective patient assessments 

• Identify process changes needed to  

     implement an effective Safe Patient 

     Handling program 

• Utilize appropriate patient handling 

    equipment to ensure worker safety





Rutgers University is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  For more information, please visit https://uhr.rutgers.edu/americans-disabilities-act-compliance

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 4.75 contact hours.

Co-sponsored by the:

New Jersey Department of Labor

New Jersey Department of Health

New Jersey Hospital Association

New Jersey Work Environment Council

Health Professionals and Allied Employees

District 1199J, AFSCME

Health Care Association of New Jersey

Communications Workers of America (CWA), District 1

District 1199C, NUHHCE, AFL-CIO

JNESO, District Council 1, IUOE-AFL-CIO

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East 

USW, Local 4-200