Training and Education


  • Safe Patient Handling Training for Schools of Nursing [3 MB PDF, 40 pages]. US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Publication No. 2009-127, (2009, November).
  • Safe Patient Handling and Movement. A web-based training presentation based on NIOSH Publication No. 2009-127, (2010, March). Provides an overview of safe patient handling principles. A CD-ROM is also available for advanced users.
  • Handle with Care; Patient Handling and the Application of Ergonomics Requirements [4 MB PDF, 120 pages]. Work Safe BC, Working to make difference. This guide describes the process of identifying, assessing, and controlling the risk of musculoskeletal injuries associated with patient handling. Specifically, it promotes the implementation of a “no-lifting” policy (sometimes referred to as a minimal-lift or safer-lift policy) as a means of preventing musculoskeletal injuries.