HPAE Education Day for Rutgers CHU Members – Health and Safety Training Opportunities
Rutgers Labor Education Center
50 Labor Center Way
New Brunswick, NJ
This training is approved by Rutgers Child Health Unit to replace your “at home” work requirement.
Nurses, techs, social workers, and others in the healthcare and social services sector suffer more than half of all violent workplace assaults, and the problem is growing worse. AFT continues to offer training on workplace violence to raise members’ awareness that they should not accept workplace violence as “part of the job.” Through this training, members will be able to identify risk factors in their workplace, know their OSHA rights, and learn about the components of a successful workplace violence prevention program.
Our members’ stories corroborate what the research says— bullying is a huge problem in healthcare. In this popular training, members learn the about the scope of bullying and its impacts on workers’ health and mental well-being.
They learn both individual and collective strategies to address bullying from co-workers and management. They also gain tools for engaging with management on bullying prevention.
FATIGUE RELATED TO SHIFT-WORK & OVERTIME
Research is mounting on the cumulative effects fatigue and shift-work have on healthcare workers health and their risk of work-related injuries. In addition to the problem of understaffing and mandatory overtime, nurses frequently struggle with fatigue resulting from 12-hour shifts and disruptions to their circadian rhythms. In this workshop, members will learn about the risks of fatigue and identify personal and collective responses to the problem.
A total of 6.0 contact hours will be awarded – Must be present at all workshops to receive full contact hours!
AFT Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation