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As healthcare workers, we all face a wide range of hazards on the job, including blood and body fluid exposures, needlesticks, slips and falls, musculoskeletal injuries related to lifting and repositioning patients, and even workplace violence.

While healthcare remains the largest and fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 17 million workers, virtually everyone in the industry is susceptible to hazards on the job, including nurses, physicians, therapists, and many other dedicated professionals. These injuries occur every single day of the year… in hospitals, nursing homes, dental offices, out-patient surgery centers, birthing centers, trauma centers, home healthcare, and countless other medical venues around the globe. Our mission is to help reduce the number and severity of those injuries.

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I had my first one a few months ago. It was my first night on trauma and I was doing a central line and managed to stab myself with the scalpel while trying to blot the blood up so I could see where I was. I was pretty shaken the rest of the night, even after talking to the guy's wife who said he's clean.”
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Do you know the maximum weight a caregiver is allowed to lift when handling a patient according to the current NIOSH Lifting Equation Guidelines?
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This NIOSH training course helps healthcare workers better understand the scope and nature of violence in the healthcare workplace. Participants learn how to recognize the key elements of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program, how organizational systems impact workplace violence, how to apply individual strategies, and develop skills for preventing and responding to workplace violence.
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OSHA requires that healthcare facilities must record all work-related needlestick injuries and cuts from sharp objects that are contaminated with another person's blood or other potentially infectious material (as defined by 29 CFR 1910.1030). The case must be entered on the OSHA 300 Log as an injury. The employee's name should not be included in the log entry to ensure employee privacy.
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A potential hazard in most workplace environments is employee exposure to wet floors or spills and clutter that can lead to slips/trips/falls and other possible injuries. This Hospital eTool from OSHA offers a number of possible solutions.
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OSHA has created this comprehensive suite of resources to help hospitals assess workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their safe patient handling programs. Preventing worker injuries not only helps workers — it also helps patients and will save resources for hospitals.
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The use of transfer assist devices may be an important part of minimizing the risk of MSI to workers. When caregiver assistance is required for moving partially or totally dependent patients, transfer assist devices may allow caregivers to reduce the amount of force required and improve their posture during the patient handling activity. This guide, published by the Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, provides useful information on transfer devices for caregivers in all types of healthcare settings.
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