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.
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.
In the past 3 years, we've seen a 42% increase in the number of workplace illnesses. In fact, 2010 data shows that 21% of all U.S. workers are hit by workplace illnesses.
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The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is the “common language” for all federal, state and local responders. Healthcare must learn to speak that language and function as part of a coordinated multi-agency response. The goal is to strengthen medical surge capacity, and it is not optional. HHS requires hospitals to implement 11 specific NIMS objectives ranging from formal adoption to updated EOPs to mutual aid agreements, training and exercises.