November 30, 2018

Archived Webinar

Integrating SPHM Principles into PT and OT Evaluations Presented by: Margaret Arnold PT, CEES, CSPHP Recorded February 10, 2021 Click here for more information. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15826, for 1 contact hour. Safe Patient Handling: A Skilled Nursing Facility’s Perspective Presented by: Marifer V. Espocia Recorded […]

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November 21, 2018

Comments on Expanding Employment

Comments on Expanding Employment, Training, and Apprenticeship Opportunities for 16- and 17-Year-Olds in Health Care Occupations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. ASPHP provides comments on the subject proposed rulemaking. Through this rulemaking, the US Department of Labor proposes to remove the prohibition regarding the independent operation of power-driven patient lifts by 16- and 17-year-olds […]

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November 5, 2018

New York State SPHM Requirements Effective January 1, 2017!

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Press Release-Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Awareness Week

Press Release-Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Awareness Week. Format: PDF Download Newsletter [pdf]

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July 31, 2012

ASPHP Well Represented on ANA SPH Working Group!

The American Nurses Association (ANA) has started a Safe Patient Handling (SPH) Working Group for the purpose of developing multidisciplinary national SPH standards.  On June 29th they brought together representatives from 8 professional associations, 2 from large healthcare systems, 2 from insurance companies, the Veterans Health Administration (VA), consultants, equipment/services providers and others for a […]

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June 27, 2012

ASPHP Featured in Joint Commission Environment of Care July Publication

The July issue of the Environment of Care® News contains “Lifted Up,” an article on Safe Patient Handling which included excerpts from interviews with a few of our Certificants.  The  article is reprinted from Environment of Care® News, July 2012, Volume 15, Issue 7. Copyright 2012 Joint Commission on Accreditation of  Healthcare Organizations. Used with permission. No part of […]

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April 18, 2012

ASPHP Celebrates Its First Anniversary

The ASPHP recently celebrated its first anniversary at the Safe Patient Handling Conference in Orlando.  On March 20th, it held its Second Annual Meeting which was well-attended by its Board and members from all areas of the country.  A Meet and Greet was held prior to the meeting so that interested others could learn more […]

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October 11, 2011

ASPHP Featured on Safe Lifting News

The ASPHP is the focus of’s September/October special edition newsletter. Here is a snippet of that newsletter: “Welcome to this Special Issue of Safe Lifting News. As our loyal readers know, this newsletter’s mission has always been to keep everyone informed about what’s happening in the world of safe patient handling and caregiver injury […]

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September 7, 2011

ASPHP Joins Partnership for Patients

The US government has recently launched the Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs, a public-private partnership that will help improve the quality, safety, and affordability of health care for all Americans.  Partnership for Patients brings together leaders of major hospitals, employers, physicians, nurses, and patient advocates along with state and federal governments in a shared […]

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