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Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention - Safe Resident Handling (SRH)

Workshop length: half-day

Who should take this course: care staff who perform care on residents including lifts, transfers, and bed mobility.

Prerequisites: None

MEMBERS $50.00/participant
NON-MEMBERS $75.00/participant + travel expenses as required

Mode of delivery: Classroom 

Workshop description: Safe Resident handling helps give care staff the skills needed to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). MSIs are one of the highest categories of injury in the continuing care industry. This course is designed to provide best practice technique to help staff work more effectively, efficiently, and productively while reducing the overall risk of injury.

Expected outcomes:

  • Identify the early signs and symptoms of a musculoskeletal injury (MSI) and explain its potential impacts.
  • Identify resident handling related hazards that can lead to injury.
  • Implement methods to reduce the risk of injury based on hazards.
  • Know the basics of, and demonstrate the use of, good body mechanics in relation to resident handling.

 Activities: Theoretical instruction with approximately 2 hours of hands-on practice. 

Certification (exam & pass grade if applicable): N/A 

CRSP Technical Hours: N/A


Safe Resident Handling

Scheduled Courses:

If you do not see the course you are interested in scheduled, please contact the CCSA to request training.


Edmonton (held at CCSA Office | 110, 6325 Gateway Blvd | EDMONTON, Alberta)

Date Tickets
February 19, 2020
May 19, 2020
September 28, 2020
December 14, 2020

Calgary (different locations in Calgary.  Addresses are on ticket when registering)

Date Tickets
April 15, 2020
October 13, 2020

Lethbridge (different locations in Lethbridge.  Addresses are on ticket when registering)

Date Tickets
July 7, 2020