The Importance of Risk Management in Healthcare
Risk management in the healthcare industry plays an increasingly crucial role. To effectively identify and prevent risk to patients, employees and visitors in a healthcare setting, it’s imperative for risk managers to assess and problem-solve to mitigate top risks related to the industry.
Recognizing OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week
Health and safety programs play a vital part in any business, but especially in industries where workers are at higher risk of injury or illness. OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week recognizes the importance of workplace safety and provides helpful resources for organizations to enhance their own practices.
June is National Safety Month
The National Safety Council (NSC) dedicates the month of June each year to reminding everyone about ways to remain safe on the job. This year the program celebrates its 25th anniversary and has established four key topics, one for each week of the month.
January is National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe.
Odorless Dangers: Chemical Hazards in Healthcare
The healthcare industry recently surpassed construction and manufacturing as one of the most dangerous fields to work. One danger most healthcare workers face on a daily basis is the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Exposure and inhalation of chemicals can lead to acute and chronic health problems. Protect your workers by knowing what chemicals can pose risks and how to interact with them safely.
The Eyes Have It: Eye Safety in the Healthcare Industry
We often don’t think about eye safety until it’s too late. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that three out of five people who suffer eye injuries at work weren’t wearing eye protection because they didn’t think it was necessary. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) these incidences happen nearly 2,000 times each day. We know these injuries are common in many industrial jobs, but they are also important in the healthcare industry. You can prevent these injuries by knowing what can harm your workers’ eyes, helping them choose the right protection and ensuring its correct use.
Mold Prevention and Cleanup After a Hurricane
After a hurricane, the likelihood of mold contamination in your building is high, and excessive mold exposure may lead to several health problems. When returning to your business after a major storm, it is important to consider the dangers that come with floodwater. When the water recedes, it leaves behind bacteria that is a serious threat to health.