On July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark the World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.
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:
Nursing and Residential Care Employee Health and Safety at a Glance
“That it will ever come into general use, notwithstanding its value, is extremely doubtful; because its beneficial application requires much time and gives a good bit of trouble both to the patient and the practitioner; because its hue and character are foreign and opposed to all our habits and associations.”
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).
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.
After leaving the Ford Administration, I set out to test in the private sector the ideas that I believed could lead to the creation of great value across any dimension of human activity – great social value, great human value and great economic value.
“The most detrimental thing the leaders of an occupational health service can do is fail to create a culture of success.”