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OSHA Worker Safety Microlearning: Preventing Musculoskeletal and Ergonomic Injuries

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This brief course focuses on the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries through the application of body mechanics principles and decision-making on when to recruit help for safe patient handling. The featured scenario highlights tasks frequently encountered in the healthcare workplace, including computer documentation, transfers, and lifting. It is designed to be used for annual safety training for both clinical and nonclinical or office staff. This topic is key to creating a culture of safety at work, as musculoskeletal injuries represent the top reason for injury to healthcare workers.

This course was been certified by ACHC and helps meet the regulatory standards outlined in OSH Act of 1970 29 USC 654(a).

Estimated runtime: 8 minutes
Last Updated May 4, 2023
Publication Year: 2023

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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