Safe Patient Handling Conference
April 24-25, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Article 18 Health and Safety Committee has approved a proposal to pay the $150 Registration Fee for labor and management personnel to attend the Safe Patient Handling Conference that is being sponsored by New York State Zero Lift Task force at the Hotel Albany, Albany, New York on April 24-25, 2013. The goal of the conference is to increase labor and management collaboration in preventing back injuries and related workers’ compensation costs due to patient lifting, and also to prevent patient injury. The program will be offered to up to three (3) labor and three (3) management representatives in each facility providing direct patient care. Participating agencies include OCFS, OPWDD, OMH, SUNY, DOCCS, DOH and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The program will be offered to direct care staff, physical therapists, health and safety committee members, business officers or other personnel involved in safe patient handling programs.
In order to qualify for the $150 registration fee, please complete the enclosed Safe Patient Handling registration form. You can also find this form on the PEF web site at www.pef.org –and click on “Health and Safety”. Please also complete and submit the attached form that indicates your workshop choices. PEF will process your application and workshop selection sheet and notify you prior to the Conference.
Subject to operating needs, agencies will provide two (2) days of release time on April 24-25, 2013 without charge to leave credits. In addition, agencies may authorize up to three hours of travel time on April 23rd for those who must travel more than 125 miles to attend the conference.
Please note that travel reimbursement and other related costs for conference attendees is subject to state and agency policies regarding travel expenditure. Any policies requiring pre-approval for such expenses must be followed.
If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the application please contact Crystal Bruno or Jenna Laboda at PEF at 518-785-1900 x 254.
Larry Enoch, GOER Co-Chair & Rocco Brindisi, PEF Co-Chair