Over the last several weeks while leading various OSHA 30-hour classes, an unexpected issue came up inside the bloodborne pathogens piece. We all know that bloodborne pathogens are a major issue for healthcare workers, right? All sorts of creative exposure routes and mechanisms not limited to the estimated 800,000 needle-sticks each year.
This week’s Daytona 500 race was full of excitement (wrecks, explosions with lots of fire). First, the race was delayed until Monday for the first time in 54 years due to excessive rain. Then, on Lap 2, Jimmy Johnson and Danica Patrick were taken out due to a clipping from another racer. It’s amazing that […]
It’s hard to imagine a seemingly passive elderly relative assaulting a well-meaning caregiver, but it’s actually a relatively common occurrence.
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.
My responsibilities as an EHS consultant with UL include sharing workplace safety trends with our staff and clients.
Independent audits and reviews are one very good way of evaluating a program objectively and accurately to determine vulnerabilities and risk. These plans and programs come in many forms and serve many purposes, ranging from EPA and OSHA compliance and Emergency Action Plans to Risk Management Plans, worst-case scenarios and Off-site Consequence Analysis to SPCC […]
We all know there is a significant problem with respect to work-related injuries and illnesses among healthcare workers.
With Super Bowl Sunday behind us, what better time to tackle my favorite topics. Sports? Occupational Health and Safety? Game on.
I am writing this blog while cruising at 39,000 feet traveling for ASSE’s SeminarFest.
Lift platforms, sometimes called safety platforms, are essentially work platforms attached to a forklift and used to raise personnel. Think of them as a poor man’s aerial lift. Such platforms range from commercially produced to homemade models that wouldn’t even pass for a good deer stand.