We’re very excited about our latest PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS) release. We’re most proud of its ability to bring safety and learning together. Specifically, we’ve added capabilities that allow an administrator or safety professional to take incidents from a real-world event and memorialize them in the collective safety culture as a training […]
Employees who don’t get enough sleep are at an increased risk for injury and illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently analyzed data from a National Health Interview Survey and found 30 percent of U.S. civilian workers (approximately 40.6 million people) get six or less hours of sleep per day. The National […]
In my last blog, I discussed the background and main issues regarding The Affordable Care Act, which may be the most significant event in the history of employee health since the creation of OSHA.
In this installment of my series examining outreach letters that OSHA recently sent to facilities with two or more 2010 DART incidents, I’m looking at Nursing Care Facilities (NAICS 623110), commonly referred to as nursing homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses […]
Here is something to add to the list of preventable injuries in healthcare settings.
As safety firsts go, this is hardly one to brag about…It turns out Steady Eddy, my quintessential pilot, may actually be Sleepy Eddy.
The use of oral fluids as an alternative to urine for workplace drug testing was discussed at the federal level as far back as 10 years ago but it was never approved. Meanwhile, the use of oral fluids for drug testing has continued in the non-regulated workplace.
Healthcare is a rapidly growing industry, and its jobs are among the most risky in the nation. A tradition of caring and giving patient safety top priority has placed healthcare workers at a disadvantage in terms of protecting their own health and well-being.
Employers who offer an employee assistance program (EAP) as a benefit of employment recognize that professional counseling and related services help their employees more expeditiously resolve personal problems that diminish their work performance.
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 […]