A nurse-friend of mine who recently assumed responsibility for workers’ compensation case management in a regional health system reports needlestick and sharps injuries – not musculoskeletal disorders – are the bane of her existence.
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I’ve been working on the issue of TASER darts, bloodborne pathogens and OSHA for a while now and wanted to share some updates. My most recent article on this topic is just out in The Journal, a periodical serving the law enforcement community.
The longer a workers’ compensation claim remains open and the more that painkillers are involved, the more expensive it gets – yet another reason why it is so important to keep employees healthy and intervene early when injuries and illnesses occur.
Workplace health and safety is not just about being compliant with regulatory agencies. Although health care organizations are highly regulated and the hazards are diverse, caring for employees requires a “whole-person’ approach.
The Affordable Care Act debate reminds me of arguments in favor of and opposed to the coordination of occupational health and safety (OH&S) protections with worksite health promotion programs.
When a dollar sign is followed by a slew of zeros, it can be hard to grasp the implications in economic and human terms.
The longer we live, the more important quality of life becomes to us.
In 1991, the crew of the Andrea Gail perished in a Halloween Noreaster known as “The Perfect Storm”. The captain and crew ignored warning signs, such as repeated warnings from other ships. They failed to recognize, in essence, leading indicators. On October 26, they set a course to return home after a machinery breakdown (their […]
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 […]