Workplace Injuries

New OSHA Toolkit Intended to Protect Hospital Workers from Transmittable Diseases
June 8, 2015

A new toolkit developed by regulators at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has just been released in an effort to: Provide hospital workers with better respiratory protections Protect…
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National Safety Mo. Focuses on Preventing Workplace Accidents, Injuries & Fatalities
June 4, 2015

During the month of June, the National Safety Council (NSC) is sponsoring National Safety Month, an annual campaign dedicated to “reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our communities.” This year, NSC has…
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Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 2)
April 14, 2015

Resuming Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 1), here, we will continue pointing out some of the specific changes OSHA has made to its publication, Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers….
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Protecting Healthcare Workers from Workplace Violence: Updated OSHA Guidelines (Pt. 1)
April 10, 2015

More than 70 percent of assaults that occur in workplaces impact healthcare and social service workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This makes healthcare and social service workers nearly four times as likely to be hurt by…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 3)
April 5, 2015

Wrapping up our blog series Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know, below, we will conclude this discussion by shifting our focus to how hospital health care workers can stay safe on the job and what hospitals can do…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 2)
March 31, 2015

Resuming Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1), below, we’ll take a closer look at how hospital workers are most often getting hurt at work, as well as what the more common risk factors are for these…
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Hospital Workplace Injuries: Here’s What You Should Know (Pt. 1)
March 27, 2015

While we rely on hospitals for essential medical care, these facilities can actually present serious risks to their workers, paradoxically causing them to get hurt within the very facilities that are intended for healing. What may be more surprising than…
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Workplace Injuries and Income Inequality Linked in OSHA Paper
March 23, 2015

Coinciding with a recently released ProPublica report regarding the failures of workers comp “reforms,” officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have also published a paper, underscoring some of the serious problems injured workers face in light of…
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Workplace Bullying: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)
March 15, 2015

Wrapping up our blog series Workplace Bullying: 6 Facts to Know, below is some more essential information regarding this hot-button issue. Workplace Bullying: Here’s What Else You May Need to Know Fact 5 – Workplace bullying often goes unreported. While…
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Workplace Bullying: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)
March 10, 2015

Resuming Workplace Bullying: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here, we will continue presenting some essential facts to know about this prominent issue. Workplace Bullying: More Important Info Fact 3 – Workplace bullying can have some seriously negative effects on…
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