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Hospitals and Clinics Among the Most Dangerous Workplaces in America

September 15th, 2023

How Workplace Violence Prevention Training Can Help Healthcare Organizations Minimize Risk

What Organization’s Need to Know About Hazard Communication

June 15th, 2023

What is Hazard Communication?

Hazard Communication, also known as HazCom, was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employers and employees understand the hazards associated with the chemicals they work with. HazCom aims to reduce the risk of injury or illness caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.

What Employers Need to Know About OSHA Safety Training

June 5th, 2023

As an employer, workplace safety should always be a priority, so staying up-to-date on OSHA regulations and ensuring that employees receive the necessary training to maintain a safe and healthy work environment is essential. Below we will review some of the key requirements for OSHA safety training:

What You Should Know About Increasing Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

April 17th, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic caused extensive stress across our healthcare system, leading to fewer resources, workforce shortages, exhaustion, burnout, and increasing rates of violence against healthcare workers. The American Hospital Association (AHA) found that 44% of nurses reported an increase in physical violence since the pandemic, and 68% reported an increase in verbal abuse.

8 Most Frequently Asked Questions About OSHA

March 15th, 2023

Employee training is a common topic of concern among healthcare and safety professionals. Effective training is required by The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure a safe and healthy workplace for employees. In this article, we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions about OSHA and review training requirements that may apply to your organization.

National Safety Month Fall Prevention Tips

June 17th, 2022

​Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month to help bring awareness to the importance of ensuring safety in the workplace. This year, MedSafe is highlighting fall prevention and tips for reducing falls in the workplace.

Slips, trips and falls are among the leading causes of workplace injuries and death. In 2020, 805 workers died in falls, and 211,640 were injured badly enough to require days off of work.

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

February 1st, 2022

As per the Occupational Safety and health Administration, “Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. (Certain low-risk industries are exempted.) Minor injuries requiring first aid only do not need to be recorded.

How does OSHA define a recordable injury or illness?

OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Update

July 6th, 2021

​On June 10, 2021, OSHA (the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This establishes new mandatory requirements, applicable to the healthcare industry.

Practicing Social Distancing in the Medical Practice

August 14th, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way healthcare facilities and medical practices deliver patient care across the world. Most medical practices in the US have re-opened, and the majority are adhering to strict safety procedures provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Top 7 COVID-19 Questions and Answers for Medical Practices

July 28th, 2020

1) How can a medical practice establish effective medical staff safety protocols?

The CDC recommends the following best practices:

COVID-19 Safety Tips for Medical Practices

July 17th, 2020

Many private medical practices have re-opened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and are adhering to the safety guidance set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Best Practices for Medical Offices and Clinics During COVID-19

April 24th, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided some helpful preparedness tips for medical offices and clinics to ensure their preparedness for COVID-19 and help protect your patients and healthcare workers. These best practices are critical to helping to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

National Safety Month: Part 2

June 24th, 2019

20 statistics that stress the importance of safety awareness and prevention at home and in the workplace.

National Safety Month

June 3rd, 2019

June is National Safety Month, join MedSafe in bringing awareness to the importance of ensuring healthcare safety in the workplace!

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019

March 11th, 2019

Research suggests that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, totalling over 250,000 deaths per year. (3) In addition, The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine estimates that every nine minutes, someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a wrong or delayed medical diagnosis. (5) From a global perspective, The World Health Organization has estimated that 1 in 10 patients of high-income countries have been harmed while receiving care in a hospital, of which 50% of these incidents considered preventable. (1)

It’s Flu Season! Are you Ready?

December 17th, 2018

It’s no secret that we are in the peak of flu season! Whether you are a nurse, primary care physician, or healthcare professional you are not only susceptible to the virus itself, but you also play a significant role in helping to protect patients against influenza. The CDC recommends that all healthcare workers get vaccinated annually against influenza, as it is the best way to prevent the flu. They also recommend a yearly flu vaccine for all individuals ages 6 months and older.

5 Simple and Effective Evidence-Based Patient Safety Tips for Medical Staff

April 11th, 2018

Despite the progress made in patient safety over the years, medical errors are still a significant source of injury and said to be the third cause of death in the US, indicating there is still much work to be done. Continued safety education and awareness on the proper methods, procedures, and processes are vital to ensuring patient safety within hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

Patient Safety Awareness Week

March 26th, 2018

March 11-17, 2018 was National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW). This week is about raising awareness of patient safety and best practices among healthcare providers and consumers. It is an ideal time for medical practices and healthcare organizations to celebrate successes and focus on patient safety opportunities. This week MedSafe would like to recognize all of the hardworking patient safety professionals that contribute to advancing patient safety, reducing risk, and maximizing value-based care.

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers

November 6th, 2017

The US Consumer Product and Safety Commission is recalling nearly 40 million Kidde-brand fire extinguishers because they may not work in an emergency. The fire extinguishers have been connected to one death, 16 injuries, 391 reports of failure to work properly, and 91 reports of property damage.

How Health Literacy Affects Patient Safety

October 25th, 2017

More than 77 million individuals in the United States have limited health literacy skills and will likely encounter challenges interpreting and acting upon health information. (2) According to the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, nine out of ten adults may not have the skills needed to manage their health and prevent disease.

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