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Oregon Coalition for Health Care Ergonomics (OCHE) website.


The purpose of this website is to provide a wide range of current information about health care ergonomics to health care safety and ergonomics professionals, providers, organizations, employees, and consumers. 

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Thank you to everyone who attended and/or exhibited at the 5th National HealthCare Ergonomics conference, Sept 8-11, 2014 in Portland, OR and helped to make the conference a success. We’ll be posting more information about conference activities and the winner of our Poster Competition soon.

The conference was presented by the OCHE together with the American Association for Safe Patient Handling and Movement (AASPHM) and Oregon OSHA. Go to the Events page to view upcoming Ergonomics related conferences and courses.    

Safe Patient/Resident Handling


Ergonomics for Clinical Support & Diagnostic Services



Ergonomics for Environmental Services & Facility Design


Information & Resources

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Formed in 2003 the OCHE is a working partnership between health care industry groups and professional associations, academia, labor, workers’ compensation insurance, and Oregon OSHA. Click here to read more about these organizations.

Our mission is to improve healthcare employee and consumer safety by promoting ergonomics best practices across the continuum of care. The OCHE continuously seeks to build collaborative partnerships to develop evidence based activities that reduce the incidence of work related MSDs, improve patient safety and benefit the business of health care in Oregon.

OCHE members include ergonomists, nurses, therapists, safety and other health care professionals.  Click here for more information about the OCHE


Funding for hosting of this site has been provided through the CROET Nursing Worksite Award.

This website is maintained by volunteer members of OCHE. We need your help to make sure it is current and contains all necessary information. Contact us if you know of any resources that should be added to the site or if you have tools and success stories that you would like to share


Equipment brand names, manufacturers or vendors seen on this website do not constitute endorsement of the device, equipment, product or service by the OCHE or any of its member organizations. The OCHE or any of its member organizations, makes no representations or warranties as to the quality, content, nature, or reliability of the information contained in this website, including but not limited to its currency, accuracy, or completeness. You expressly agree that use of this site, including all content or date distributed by, downloaded, or accessed from or through this site, is at your own risk.

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