Hospital Worker Safety

Hospital Worker Safety

According to the OSHA.gov website 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses took place in U.S. hospitals in 2011. This ranks hospitals as one of the most hazardous places to work with an work-related injury and illness rate that is almost twice as high as private industry as a whole.

Some of the dangers that hospital workers encounter are moving patients, workplace violence, exposure to hazardous chemicals, exposure to contagious diseases, needle sticks among others.

In order to aid this high risk industry, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new website chock full of workplace safety information and materials to help prevent worker injuries. Not only does the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration hope to protect workers with this information, but they propose that making this data readily available to the industry will help improve patient safety.

Overall the osha.gov website is ripe with information on workplace safety and health.  You can keep up to date with all the latest news, data and statistics, as well as download helpful safety guides, fact books and assessment guides. One of my favorite is the Job Hazard Analysis  publication which can be found here.

 

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
United Alliance service corporation logo.

United Alliance Corporate Office

United Alliance Connecticut Office

Latest News

Categories

CONTACT US

Request A Quote For
Safety Training Or Consulting

United Alliance Corporate Office

5 Dan Rd

Canton, MA 02021

 

United Alliance Connecticut Office

 

877-399-1698

151 Newpark Ave

Hartford, CT 06106

Shopping Basket