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OSHA Adds Key Hazards for Investigators’ Focus in Healthcare Inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls. Read More …

ECRI Institute Announces Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care. Hazards caused by medical technology are a prime example—because hazards can lead to accidents and patient harm. Read More …

ECRI Institute’s Alarm Safety Handbook Helps Hospitals Minimize a Top Threat to Patient Safety

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Widespread. Threatening to patients. Difficult to eliminate. Characteristics of a deadly new disease? Not quite. The issue is alarm hazards—the No. 1 danger on ECRI Institute’s 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list. Read More …

OSHA Releases New Resources to Protect Hospital Workers, Enhance Patient Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched a new educational Web resource,, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact books, self-assessments and best practice guides. Read More …

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