ASHE 55th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

G361-AAC18-2168 - The Health Care Industry Is More Dangerous than Firefighting, Steel Foundries, and Hog Farming

Jul 16, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Jul 16, 2018 4:15pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00
Members: $15.00


Yes, it’s true! The injury and illness rates within select sectors of the health care industry are higher than those for firefighters, steel foundry employees, and hog farmers. OSHA acknowledges that injury and illness rates in the health care industry are among the highest in all of industry. Why are the rates so high? What can be done? This presentation includes a summary of injury and illness trends, key steps to reduce injuries and illnesses, and tips for OSHA compliance.

  • Describe current injury and illness trends within health care
  • Identify steps to reduce injuries and illnesses
  • Explain the worker compensation costs within the health care industry
  • Apply a health and safety checklist to identify hazards and non-compliance items.



Credits: None available.

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