OSHA Releases New Resources to Protect Hospital Workers and Enhance Patient Safety

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01/16/14
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a new educational web resource, Jan 15, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs, and implement safety and health management systems.

OSHA’s new Worker Safety in Hospitals  web page provides detailed educational material about worker safety in hospitals, as well as easy to use products on implementing safety and health management systems. The website also contains information to help prevent the most common type of injuries in hospitals – injuries from manually lifting and moving patients. The guidance products include fact books, self-assessments, best practices guides.

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