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.