Healthcare

General Healthcare Safety

Date Added Resource Source
Sep 2016

Worker orientation checklist for health care

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/checklist/worker-orientation-checklist-health-care

This checklist is designed to help supervisors or employers with the orientation of workers in health care.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Dec 2015

Work Safety in Hospitals: Caring for our Caregivers

https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hospitals/

OSHA created a suite of resources to help hospitals assess workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their safe patient handling programs.

(OSHA)
Sep 2015

Oregon OSHA Local Emphasis Program: Hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities (PDF)

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHARules/pd/pd-284.pdf

This instruction, revised on September 21, 2015, describes policies and procedures for enforcement efforts to reduce occupational illness and injury in hospitals and nursing and residential care

(Oregon OSHA)
May 2014

Ensuring Staff Are Safe and Healthy: The Role of Health Care Supervisors (PDF)

http://www.hcspabc.ca/images/resources/Ensuring%20Staff%20are%20Safe%20and%20Healthy-Oct14.pdf

The book explains how supervisors in health care settings can contribute to workplace health and safety. It will be useful for employers, supervisors, educators, joint occupational health and safety committee members, and worker representatives in acute, residential, home, and community care.

(HCSPABC)
Jan 2013

OSHA's Clinicians Web Page

http://www.osha.gov/dts/oom/clinicians/index.html

This web page provides information, resources and links to help clinicians navigate OSHA’s web site and aid clinicians in caring for workers.

(OSHA)
Dec 2011

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Health Care Workers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthcare/?s_cid=3ni7d2fb122920110430pm

Health care is the second-fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 12 million workers. Women represent nearly 80% of the health care work force.

(NIOSH)
Oct 2011

World Health Organization: Patient Safety Curriculum Guide

http://www.who.int/patientsafety/education/curriculum/Curriculum_Tools/en/index.html

The WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide team has provided information tools to support the introduction of patient safety topics into existing university curricula.

(WHO)
Jul 2011

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Topics: Health Care Workers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthcare/?s_cid=3ni7d2fb072020110130pm

Health care is the second-fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 12 million workers. This page provides resources specific to workplace health and safety concerns in healthcare.

(NIOSH)
Aug 2009

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Correctional Health Care Workers

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/correctionalhcw/

NIOSH's new web page addresses special health and safety concerns related to health care workers working in correctional facilities.

(NIOSH)
Oct 2008

OSHA Hospital eTool

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/index.html

OSHA's eTools are stand-alone, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.

(OSHA)
Feb 2006

WorkSafe BC topic page: Health Care

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Portals/HealthCare/Home.asp

Welcome to the Safety at Work centre for the Health Care industry. Your online resource to help prevent accidents and injuries.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)