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OSHA Announces more Ergonomics Training for Health Care Professionals

Helping nursing and personal care facilities reduce occupational injuries and illness is the subject of an upcoming training session presented by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Northern New England Chapters of the American Red Cross and Keene State College.

The training, which will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2002, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Nashua, NH, is designed for facility operators, safety and health managers, hospital managers and employee representatives from nursing and personal care facilities in Central New England.

Participants will receive training to identify and address the four major causes of worker injuries and illnesses in nursing facilities – poor ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) related to resident handling; exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials; exposure to tuberculosis; and slips, trips and falls.

The training is part of an OSHA national emphasis program focusing outreach and enforcement efforts on specific hazards in nursing and personal care facilities with high injury and illness rates.

Participants may earn 0.4 Continuing Education Units from Keene State College. To register, or to obtain
directions or further information, call Keene State College at 1-800-449-6742.