Baker College in the News
Baker College has been named one of 19 recipients of the MIOSHA 2023 CET Grants, funded by the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
MIOSHA, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, recently awarded more than $850,000 to organizations statewide that are addressing workers’ health and safety through consultation, education and training (CET). The team at Baker College of Cadillac will receive a $16,000 grant for their planned implementation of, “Baker College’s Safe Patient Handling and Movement Training.”
The ergonomics training program, which will service Wexford, Missaukee and Grand Traverse Counties, is designed to instruct at least 150 health care workers across 10 different long-term health care facilities on safe patient handling and movement. The ultimate goal of the knowledge- and skill-building program is to reduce job-related injuries and illness among health care workers.
From the grant proposal, “Every day, nurses and nursing assistants suffer debilitating and often career-ending and life-altering injuries from repeatedly lifting and moving patients. More than any other work-related injury or illness, musculoskeletal disorders are responsible for lost work time, the need for protracted medical care and permanent disability among healthcare workers. A substantial body of scientific evidence clearly supports efforts to provide workers with ergonomic protection.”
Congratulations to all involved in securing this important grant, including Tom Nathe, Baker College’s corporate services grants coordinator, and Amber Durst, Medical Assistant program director at BC Cadillac. Amber will serve as lead instructor for the Baker College Safe Patient Handling and Movement Training.
For more information on Baker College’s Medical Assistant Program visit the baker.edu MA program page.
All training material is prepared under a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant awarded by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Opportunity (LEO). Points of view or opinions stated in this document do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of LEO.