Region V OSHA Consultation and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Alliance focuses on providing APTA members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and addressing ergonomic issues.
Implementation Team Members
Implementation Team Members included:
July: Indiana Physical Therapy volunteers and OSHA Consultation reviewed final draft of Fact Sheets
January: Final edits of the Continuing Education online "Course on Safe Patient Handling and Movement" by Dr. Ken Harwood, Vice President, APTA Practice and Education
Illinois: no team meetings scheduled
Indiana: no team meetings scheduled
Michigan: the Michigan PTA contact changed and no new contact identified to OSHA Consultation, no meetings scheduled
Minnesota: no team meetings scheduled
Ohio: no meetings for conference preparations were scheduled. OPTA contacts attempted repeatedly to get information and support from National APTA. There was no follow up from the APTA.
Wisconsin: Several conferences were planned by WPTA volunteers to organize SPHM sessions in the Fall and Spring Conferences.
This report covers June, 2009 through June, 2010.
July: final review of draft copies of the three Facts Sheets
September: review of the draft version of Safe Patient Handling and Movement: Evolving Guidelines for Healthcare Workers power point presentation created by APTA National Office
October: Fall WPTA conference Safe Lift "equipment fair" for students and faculty
October: first draft of On-line Resource Compendium completed by the National APTA
February: West central district of WPTA presentation on safe patient handling, WPTA committee members (Erin Hussey, Susan Burtch, Jim Todd) - 2 hours on a Wednesday.
April: Wisconsin PTA Spring State Conference, with presentation: Work Ergonomics in Health Care: Risks and Safety for Health Care Providers / Rehabilitation impact for clients
May: Wisconsin PTA Fall State Conference Safe Lift "equipment fair" for students and faculty
July: final draft copy of the fact sheets: Safe Patient Handling and movement, "My patients are hurting me", Caregiver fact sheet, sent to the APTA headquarters sent to APTA Art Department.
Proposed work in progress products or products not completed:
Discuss the impact of the Alliance activities and products during the reporting period.The Alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region V and the American Physical Therapy Association had very little activity during the second year. Volunteer efforts by the APTA members were difficult to sustain due to "other commitments." The Michigan and Illinois OSHA Consultation tried to muster interest from the physical therapy contacts, but without success. The Ohio PTA tried to muster interest within the state and sought assistance from the National APTA, but without success.
|Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)||Number of Individuals Reached or Trained|
|Wisconsin PTA Fall State Conference Safe Lift "equipment fair" for students and faculty||50 trained/500 reached|
|West central district of WPTA presentation on safe patient handling, WPTA committee members - 2 hours.||30 trained/300 reached|
|Wisconsin PTA Spring State Conference presentation: Work Ergonomics in Health Care: Risks and Safety for Health Care Providers / Rehabilitation impact for clients||50 trained/500 reached|
Terminate alliance due to reduced interest by state and national stakeholders.
Report Prepared by: Dana Root, Regional Ergonomics Coordinator
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