Course Information for Safe Patient Handling Training

This is a 2 hour course that will provide 2 CEUs

The course is designed so that it can be viewed all at once or broken up into segments or what we call chapters.  The On-demand Education Library website features an abundance of resource material available in printable format.

Nurses will learn and understand the patient handling injury statistics, history of Safe Patient Handling (SPH) and the requirements of Cal/OSHA’s  “Health Care Worker Back and Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention,”  which became effective in 2014, and implemented as law passed in 2011. Nurses will learn about studies that have assessed the effect of the law and regulation, early successes and challenges and new challenges posed by the COVID-19 surge in health care.  

  • Applies to all general acute care hospitals, except those managed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation or the California Department of Developmental Services.
  • Covered facilities need to have a written patient protection and healthcare worker back and musculoskeletal injury prevention plan in place for all patient care units at all times.
  • The plan must include procedures to identify, investigate, assess, and correct patient handling hazards, implement effective training, and communicate about the plan to employees.
  • Covered facilities must keep a variety of records that document compliance. These records are available to employees and their representatives.                                                                                                       

This free 2 CEU course is presented by the Nurse Alliance of SEIU California and open to all SEIU licensed nurse members. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing – CA Provider Number 3413.                                                         

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