A new primer from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies explains how insurance claims data could be used more effectively to help prevent occupational injuries and illness.
Infectious disease risks often pose a serious problem in the workplace. From the seasonal flu to respiratory diseases, a plethora of infectious diseases is responsible for worker illnesses, and in worse-case scenarios, death.
Employers can perceive mandatory record keeping as either a burden or an opportunity.
Home healthcare employee health and safety at a glance:
Nursing and Residential Care Employee Health and Safety at a Glance
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).
Topics: occupational health, Featured, healthcare, employee health, injury prevention, illness prevention, hospital, bloodborne pathogens, OSHA DART rate, absenteeism, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping
I used to give weekly depositions on the status of patients who were referred to me for the resolution of contested workers’ compensation cases.
In this installment of my series examining outreach letters that OSHA recently sent to facilities with two or more 2010 DART incidents, I’m looking at Nursing Care Facilities (NAICS 623110), commonly referred to as nursing homes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “These establishments have a permanent core staff of registered or licensed practical nurses who, along with other staff, provide nursing and continuous personal care services.”
Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, employee health, occupational safety, injury prevention, OSHA DART rate, absenteeism, workforce, employees, ergonomics, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor
In a September 9, 2011 directive, Federal OSHA details their Site-Specific Targeting 2011 Inspection Plan. In short, if you fit the profile outlined in the 46-page directive, you should expect a comprehensive inspection this year. The program does not include construction worksites, and the eligibility threshold is changed from 40 employees to 20.
Topics: training, compliance, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, return to work, injury prevention, illness prevention, OSHA DART rate, workforce, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor
In the summer of 2010, OSHA held the first in a series of stakeholder meetings on its ambitious proposal to adopt an Injury and Illness Prevention Program standard.
Topics: training, occupational health, workplace safety, OSHA, healthcare, occupational safety, injury prevention, illness prevention, employees, human resources, safety culture, OSHA recordkeeping, department of labor