Tag: healthcare safety

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, SPHM

Safety 2019: SPHM Programs Reduce Healthcare Worker Injuries

On day 2 of Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals, taking place June 9–12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Yeu-Li Yeung, the patient care ergonomics coordinator for Duke University Health System, and Neal Wiggermann, PhD, a specialist research scientist specializing in human factors and […]

ASCO Addresses Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs

An American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) panel began work on developing standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs. The expert panel endorsed three sets of existing guidelines and standards. However, it also identified issues it felt existing standards did not adequately address.

Using hand sanitizer

Hospital Superbugs Are Getting More Alcohol-Tolerant

Why the fuss about bacteria and booze? Well, there’s a potentially serious EHS concern blossoming for healthcare facilities as certain forms of bacteria are becoming more tolerant of the alcohol used in popular hand sanitizers.

Hospitals: Where Many Go for Healing, Many Are Harmed

Hospitals are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country, averaging nearly seven work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. That’s nearly twice the rate for private industry as a whole. Cases of nonfatal occupational injury and illness for healthcare workers are among the highest of any industry sector.

NIOSH Seeks to Reduce Risks for Home-Based Health Workers

Healthcare workers in home settings face a variety of safety and health risks, but they often lack access to programs offered to those in traditional settings. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a web-based curriculum that focuses on practical solutions. Keep reading for details.