A recent blog post by my colleague Jonathan Jacobi about the appropriate use of humor in workplace safety training has me thinking about the application of humor in other situations, such as personal health crises, natural disasters and global pandemics.
Home healthcare employee health and safety at a glance:
The word navigator conjures up an image of an expert guide who ensures our safety on stormy seas.
Nursing and Residential Care Employee Health and Safety at a Glance
This is my fourth post in a five-part series on workplace health and safety trends for 2013, taking off on my forecast for 2012.
When a disaster strikes, occupational health and safety professionals deployed in healthcare organizations often are what stands between a bad outcome and a good one for victims.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) divides healthcare (NAICS 62) into three sectors: Ambulatory Health (NAICS 621); Hospitals (NAICS 622); and Nursing and Residential Care (NAICS 623).
Lately, everywhere you turn, you hear another news report that this season’s flu virus appears to be more severe and widespread than in years past.
Last year at this time I wrote about five occupational health and safety trends to watch in 2012. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting updates on those five trends and a few others to keep an eye on in 2013.
The looming physician shortage, coupled with expanded health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, an aging population and other pressures on the U.S. healthcare system are driving some occupational medicine providers to reposition themselves to take on primary care.