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Oregon Coalition for Health Care Ergonomics (OCHE) website.

 

The purpose of this website is to provide a wide range of current information about health care ergonomics to health care safety and ergonomics professionals, providers, organizations, employees, and consumers. 

What's New                     

New - Healthcare Recipient Sling and Lift Hanger Bar Compatibility Guidelines are published for public comment.

The American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement (AASPHM) Sling Safety Committee is seeking public comment on the draft Healthcare Recipient Sling and Lift Hanger Bar Compatibility Guidelines.

Go to www.aasphm.org to review and download the Guidelines.  After reviewing the Guidelines, please got to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sling and provide your feedback.

Comments must be received by 5pm ET on Friday, August 14, 2015. For questions or technical issues, please email info@aasphm.org

Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

 

New - The Hospital and Worker Culture of Safety webpage from the Washington State Hospital Association.  You can download a variety of new health care safety and safe patient handling resources.

 

Spring 2015 - We will be redesigning and updating this website over the next 6 months. The new site will include many more ergonomics related tools and resources so please check back later in the year to take a look!

Safe Patient/Resident Handling

 

Ergonomics for Clinical Support & Diagnostic Services

 

 

Ergonomics for Environmental Services & Facility Design

 

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Formed in 2003 the OCHE is a working partnership between health care industry groups and professional associations, academia, labor, workers’ compensation insurance, and Oregon OSHA. Click here to read more about these organizations.

Our mission is to improve healthcare employee and consumer safety by promoting ergonomics best practices across the continuum of care. The OCHE continuously seeks to build collaborative partnerships to develop evidence based activities that reduce the incidence of work related MSDs, improve patient safety and benefit the business of health care in Oregon.

OCHE members include ergonomists, nurses, therapists, safety and other health care professionals.  Click here for more information about the OCHE

 

Funding for hosting of this site has been provided through the CROET Nursing Worksite Award.

This website is maintained by volunteer members of OCHE. We need your help to make sure it is current and contains all necessary information. Contact us if you know of any resources that should be added to the site or if you have tools and success stories that you would like to share

 

Equipment brand names, manufacturers or vendors seen on this website do not constitute endorsement of the device, equipment, product or service by the OCHE or any of its member organizations. The OCHE or any of its member organizations, makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, content, nature, or reliability of the information contained in this website, including but not limited to its currency, accuracy, or completeness. You expressly agree that use of this site, including all content or date distributed by, downloaded, or accessed from or through this site, is at your own risk.

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