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EnviroAnalysis Incorporated-Hospital Safety Management Programs
- Hospitals and health care facilities in general are subject to a
multitude of hazards not found in other industries.
GLUTARALDEHYDE, Occupational Hazardsin Hospitals
- DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2001-115. May 2001
Hospital eTool: occupational health and safety hazards
- The OSH Act of 1970
strives to "assure safe and healthful working conditions" for today's
workers, and mandates that employers provide a safe work environment for
employees. Hospitals and personal care facilities employ approximately 1.6
million workers at 21,000 work sites.
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety &
Hospital Workers | Vhihealthe - special report on the safety hazards
of hospital workers.
Hospitals learn together how to battle hazards - 2002-07-29 -
A man showed up at a
Central Valley hospital after he tried to end his life by guzzling a jug
of the agricultural pesticide malathion.
Irish Examiner - 2003/08/25: Hospital health hazards exposed
By Harry McGee, Political
Editor. THE Government’s health funding policies have again come under
attack following the exposure of a litany of vital equipment failures and
hygiene problems in Irish hospitals.
Journal of Hospital Infection - Infection hazards of ITUs, SCBUs, and
other hospital departments; Audit of hospital infection and infection
NIOSH/Health Care Workers Guidelines/Chap1 -
Health care facilities
present workers with a myriad of potential health and safety hazards.
Compared with the total civilian workforce, hospital workers have a
greater percentage of workers’ compensation claims for sprains and
strains, infectious and parasitic diseases, dermatitis, hepatitis, mental
disorders, eye diseases, influenza, and toxic hepatitis.
Nursing Home eTool, Occupational Hazards in Long Term Care
- Today nursing homes
and personal care facilities employ approximately 1.8 million workers at
21,000 work sites. The nursing home industry injury incident rate is 13.9
injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers. U.S. Department of
Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Occupational Hazards for Hospital Workers -
"If you've ever wondered
how people can manage to work with the sick and always stay healthy
themselves, the answer is that they can't." — Jeanne Stellman, Women's
Work, Women's Health (1977)
Occupational hazards in the hospital environment -
Hospitals have long been considered places of diagnosis and
treatment rather than workplaces. However, hospitals are also complex
structures with a high number of employees who cover more than a hundred
different duties and are exposed to many risks. Health risks prevention is
based on their knowledge. In fact, an adequate information may modify
health workers' behaviour. (Also in Italian Text)
OHS Hazards - Victorian Hospital Industrial Association -
This is the process of
establishing what hazards are present in the workplace usually by
conducting an inspection of the workplace and by looking at injury
OSHA TECHNICAL MANUAL - SECTION VI: CHAPTER 1 - The hazards of
exposure to waste, anesthetic gases, cytotoxic drugs, and blood-borne
diseases such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS are the subject of NIOSH criteria
documents and OSHA policy statements.
Preventing Allergic Reactions to Natural Rubber Latex in the Workplace
- June 1997 DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 97-135. Workers exposed to latex
gloves and other products containing natural rubber latex may develop
allergic reactions such as skin rashes; hives; nasal, eye, or sinus
symptoms; asthma; and (rarely) shock.
Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Healthcare Settings
- November 1999
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.
2000-108. Health care workers who use or may be exposed to needles are at
increased risk of needlestick injury. Such injuries can lead to serious or
fatal infections with bloodborne pathogens such as hepatitis B virus,
hepatitis C virus, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Victorian Hospital Occupational Health and Safety Web Site
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from the Victorian State Government. The documents represent
practice in the contributing organisation at the time of publication.
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Tuesday, 09 March 2010