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Safe Moving and Lifting in Healthcare Conference - November 15th

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
October 16, 2012
Safe moving

Conference Overview
This conference will provide strategies and resources to design and sustain safe lifting programs in acute care, long term care, community and home care settings. Participants will:

• Discover why and how safe lifting and moving programs are cost-effective in reducing injuries
• Find successful, proven approaches for safe lifting and moving programs
• Share their profession’s role and expertise in safe lifting and moving
• Heighten their awareness of consumers’ perspectives, rights and strategies for safe moving
• Get hands-on experience evaluating equipment to resolve challenging situations
• Learn about the amended Illinois law on safe lifting and OSHA’s Special Emphasis Program for ergonomics in the nursing home industry

Northern Illinois University
Conference Center
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Who Should Attend
Administrators & Human Resource Managers in Health Care
Advocates for Independent Living
Healthcare Union Representatives
Occupational Therapists
Physical Therapists
Social Workers
Industrial Hygienists
Safety Professionals
Occupational Health Educators

Conference Co-Sponsors
Access Living
AFSCME Council 31
Health Care Council of Illinois
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
Illinois Council on Long Term Care
Illinois Health Care Association
Illinois Occupational Therapy Association
Illinois Physical Therapy Association
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Joint Commission Center for Transforming
Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
OSHA Region 5
SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana
UIC School of Public Health
UIC University Health Service

Exhibitor Showcase
Vendors will demonstrate the latest equipment and assistive
devices for safe lifting and moving programs.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing Education Units (.7) (7 contact hours) are provided by theUniversity of Illinois Department of Family Medicine in collaborationwith the Continuing Education Institute for nurses, nurse practitioners,nursing home administrators, occupational therapists and COTAs,physical therapists and PTAs, and social workers. The University ofIllinois will provide .7 CEs (7 contact hours) and pending approval, theAmerican Board of Industrial Hygiene will award 7.0 Industrial HygieneCM points for Industrial Hygienists. The University of Illinois willaward a certificate of attendance for 7 contact hours to SafetyProfessionals who attend the conference, which can be used to apply forBCSP recertification points. This program meets the guidelines for SHRM continuing education for SPHR/PHR recertification.

Conference Fee
$95.00 Fee includes continental breakfast,
lunch and a certificate of attendance.

Online Registration

Conference Questions:  Marsha Love. Conference Coordinator
(312) 996-9568

Download the Conference Agenda