Alliance Renewed: OSHA and the National Safety Council renewed their alliance to continue efforts aimed at construction hazards, injury and illness prevention, and motor vehicle safety. Demolition and Underground Construction: A direct final rule and notice of proposed rulemaking applies an existing standard on cranes and derricks in construction to demolition work and underground construction […]
Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Toolkit for Medication Reconciliation, a new release from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, is designed to help medical facilities reduce adverse drug events and medication errors that can be harmful to patients.
A preliminary total of 4,609 work-related fatalities, or 3.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, were recorded in the United States in 2011, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2010 there were 4,690 fatalities, a rate of 3.6 per 100,000 workers.
The impact of the recession, legislative and regulatory reforms, and rising medical costs on workers’ compensation system performance in 16 states are addressed in the newly released CompScope™ Benchmarks, 13th Edition, by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute. The benchmarks provide a baseline for policy development and performance evaluation. Metrics include time from injury to payer […]
When I first heard the word “Lean,” I thought about it in the context of physical fitness – a perfect balance between fat and muscle.
A few weeks ago I was speaking with a CEO, trying to convince him to let me conduct an occupational health and safety (OHS) study at his hospital. He told me he couldn’t afford to spend money on research studies – too “discretionary.”
For reasons that are too complicated to explain, I had the chance to meet with a Tarot card reader. I learned that my dog is incredibly happy, but I’ll want to keep an eye on her front right paw. Once we got those important matters settled, the card reader asked me what I wanted to […]