What we do in this sector.
Health care workers are exposed to a complex variety of health and safety hazards everyday including:
- biological hazards (TB, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, SARS)
- chemical hazards (glutaraldehyde, ethylene oxide, etc.)
- physical hazards (noise, radiation, slips trips, & falls)
- ergonomic hazards (heavy lifting, twisting)
- psychosocial hazards (burnout, violence, & stress)
- fire and explosion hazards (from use of oxygen, alcohol, sanitizing gels, etc.)
Research shows that protecting healthcare workers positively influences patient care quality and overall strengthening of the health system. Unsafe working conditions often lead to healthcare worker attrition. At a time when the global shortage of healthcare personnel has reached crisis levels, maintaining a proactive safety culture has never been more challenging.
We help hospitals, medical offices, and emergency medical services agencies train their new and existing employees to reduce risk and save lives within the workplace.
The way we approach training, focusing on both the how and the why, we are teaching while at the same time strengthening your safety culture. Using your employees and your equipment lends credibility to the message and promotes your safety “brand” at the same time.
Sample Safety Content Areas:
- General Workplace Safety
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Electrical Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Handling Medical Waste
- Hazard Communication Training
- HIPAA Privacy Rule: What You Need to Know
- How to Lift and Transfer Patients Safely
- How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls
- How to Prevent Workplace Violence—A Guide
- Lab Safety
- Pandemic Flu—How to Prevent and Respond
- Respiratory Protection
- Stress Management
Sample Behavioral Safety Concepts:
- Why do we take shortcuts?
- Perception of risk
- Decision making for safety