Thursday, January 16, 2014

OSHA Launches New Resource for Hospitals

OSHA has launched a new online resource to help hospitals protect their workers, improve patient safety and reduce costs. By combining lessons learned and best practices from high-performing hospitals, theses materials are designed to address the most common type of injuries hospital workers face, including lifting and moving patients, workplace violence, slips and falls, exposure to chemicals and hazardous drugs, exposures to infectious diseases and needle-stick injuries. The website provides extensive materials, including fact books, self-assessments and best practice guides, to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems and enhance safe patient handling programs.