This training page is sponsored by Paul and Debbie DeNapoli.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10:15 am pdf (Handout) (2.06 MB)

Moving and Handling Patients with Behavioral Concerns (Intermediate) Nancy McGann, PT, CSPHP, System Manager of Ergonomics and Safe Patient Handling, and Ken Smith CHSP, CIE, CHCM, System Director of Associate Safety, SCL Health.

Caregivers struggle to provide adequate care while preventing harm to patients with combative behaviors with or without mobility limitations. Many patient handling injuries occur when moving this complex patient group. Prevention requires the combination of behavioral, pharmaceutical, and safe patient handling interventions. This session discusses the melding of these strategies to best protect our patients and caregivers during these complex and emotionally charged situations.

12:30 pm pdf (Handout) (2.26 MB)

Practical Ways to Improve your Workplace Violence Prevention Program (Intermediate) Joy Smith, RN, CHSP, CHSN, Senior Consultant and Owner, Healthcare Safety Services; and Ken Smith CHSP, CIE, CHCM; Director of Associate Safety, SCL Health.

This interactive presentation will provide innovative ideas and processes to improve your workplace violence prevention program. The instructors will discuss the practical use of methods to reduce the risk of harm. Participants involved in the discussion will learn proactive tactics that demonstrate proven measures of awareness and ultimately prevention of harm.

1:45 pm pdf (Handout) (2.11 MB)

Respiratory Protection Selection and Use Guidance for Healthcare (Intermediate) Don Rust, CSP, CIH, Technical Service Specialist, 3M.

Respiratory protection in Healthcare has traditionally been focused on aerosol transmissible disease, which is extremely important, but there are other areas of respiratory concern in this environment.  This session will cover selection and use of respiratory protection for aerosol transmissible disease control; chemical/disinfectant applications; and hazardous drug preparation and handling.  The goal of the session will be to provide respiratory program guidance for the Employee Health, Infection Prevention, or Safety & Environmental professionals supporting the safe use of respiratory protection devices in healthcare environments.

3:15 pm pdf (Handout) (6.37 MB)

Preventing Injuries among Healthcare Workers and their Patients in the Home (Intermediate) James D. McGlothlin, MPH, PhD, CPE, Professor Emeritus, Purdue University.

The home health care market will reach 400 billion dollars per year by 2021.  This diversified and rapidly growing industry primarily includes home nursing care, infusion services, and companion care.  Of particular interest, is the growing number of home health care workers who assist disabled and/or older adults with their activities of daily living, including bathing, using the toilet, dressing, cooking, eating, housekeeping, and administering and monitoring the patient’s (client’s) medication regimen.  This presentation will provide an overview of this growing industry.  It will include a short case study of home health care workers and their clients.  It will highlight the challenges and opportunities that benefit both the health care worker and patient through safe work practices to reduce injuries.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am pdf (Handout) (2.68 MB)

PAA Disinfectant Cleaners- Patient and Employee Safety Considerations (Intermediate) Russel N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, Director, Infection Prevention & Control, Trinity Health; and Dan Maser, MS, CIH, CSP, ROH, President, Enviroair Consultants, Inc.

In the fight to effectively manage hospital acquired infections (HAIs), such as Clostridium difficile (CDI), disinfectant cleaners that contain peroxyacetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid (Product Names: Oxycide, Peridox) are being used as a part of a comprehensive infection prevention strategy. Although preliminary patient safety results are promising, these cleaners are creating concerns because of staff respiratory health issues and eye and skin contact. This presentation will cover the issue from both a patient and employee safety perspective, and include air sampling and assessment considerations.

10:15 am pdf (Handout) (3.72 MB)

Eyewash and Safety Shower for Healtcare Settings (Basic) Matt Macomber, MIOSHA, General Industry Safety and Health Division.

This session will cover updates to the MIOSHA instruction on eyewash and safety shower requirements under Part 472 Medical Services and First Aid.

12:30 pm pdf (Handout) (4.78 MB)

Occupational Safety and Ergonomics for an Aging Workforce (Intermediate) Clive D’Souza, PhD, University of Michigan, Center for Ergonomics.

The number and proportion of older workers is increasing.  This presentation will discuss the implications of this trend and relevant ergonomic principles for workplace assessment and design.

1:45 pm pdf (Handout) (1.89 MB)

High Reliability Organizing:  A Layered Approach (Intermediate) Amy Anyangu, RN Director, Patient Safety and HRO Development, SCL Health.

The presenter will share key drivers and processes used in organizing for reliability in healthcare.  The presenter will also share examples and methods that have been used to sustain gains as well as accelerate one hospital systems journey towards reliability.

Healthcare Division Roster

Chair:  Terry Fisk, CIH, CSP, CIE, CHSP, Trinity Health

Secretary:  Janet Dobryden, ARM, CSRM


Phyllis Berryman, RN, MBA, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, Abbey Consultant

Regina Carriere, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America

Debbie DeNapoli, CHSP,  Michigan Medicine

Melissa Dominic, Macomb Oakland Regional Center

Christopher Dreckmann, Bio-Med Medical Waste

Robert Erps, Advanced Resource Management 

Sheila Finch, CHMM, CHSP, Detroit Medical Center, Sinai G-Grace Hospital

Joe Galusha, CHSP, CIE, AON Risk Services, Inc.

Julie Mulder, RN, BSN, Spectrum Health

MaryAnn Northcote, CPP, CHSP, McLaren Health Care 

Rebecca Plasky

Jami Przekop, Stericycle

Janaea Smith, Almont Medical First Responders

Kenneth Smith, CHSP, Healthcare Safety Services 

Dee Tyler, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN, Coverys

Future Conference Dates

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI
April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI
April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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