OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule for Healthcare – OIRA Meetings and Next Steps

By Eric J. Conn and Beeta B. Lashkari Per our update last month, on December 8, 2022, OSHA delivered to the White House’s Office of Management and …OSHA’s Permanent COVID-19 Rule for Healthcare – OIRA Meetings and Next Steps

The Value of Learning From Near Misses to Improve Patient Safety: A Scoping Review

This explored the research on how near miss reporting has impacted patient safety – positive or negative. 19 studies made inclusion for review. …The Value of Learning From Near Misses to Improve Patient Safety: A Scoping Review

OSHA COVID-19 Standard Approaches as CDC and Republicans Complicate Matters

OSHA rulemaking is never easy. Even for an infectious disease that continues to kill over 400 Americans every day. OSHA is expected to soon issue a …OSHA COVID-19 Standard Approaches as CDC and Republicans Complicate Matters

Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

By Megan S. Shaked With the definition of “close contacts” now focused on “shared indoor airspace” rather than the 6 feet/15 minute threshold, Cal/…Cal/OSHA Updates FAQs Following New CDPH Definition of Close Contacts

A new fix for a torn ACL has the body healing itself

It helps us pivot and move quickly from front to back. The anterior cruciate ligament -- or ACL -- is critical for stability. But about 400,000 …A new fix for a torn ACL has the body healing itself

Advances in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

A simple blood test reveals a great deal about our health. Anemia, blood cancers, and infection can be detected in addition to learning information …Advances in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

Are Root Cause Analyses (RCA) effective for preventing incident reoccurrences? – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

Two of many studies exploring Root Cause Analysis methodologies in healthcare and whether these investigations prevent repeat occurrences (sources in comments). Study 1 evaluated 21 studies and found: Despite RCAs and investigations being promoted under the guise of preventing reoccurrences, the authors state that “more recent studies do not confirm these findings” (p12),Based on this… … Continue reading Are Root Cause Analyses (RCA) effective for preventing incident reoccurrences? – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

“Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

A short, self-paced online program preparing healthcare workers to use respiratory protection is available from AAOHN and satisfies the annual Federal OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard's (1910.134 CFR) training requirements. Designed by experts from AAOHN, AOHP and ANA with a NIOSH grant, this online training program prepares you and your staff for respiratory protection in the … Continue reading “Free Respiratory Training Protection for Healthcare Workers is Available” #Healthcare

This Will Be My Last Post For Awhile….

This will be my last post for awhile due to a recent divorce because "I lost my job".........Or so it was what I was told. I have no place to stay in order to have an address to obtain a job. The irony of it all is that I was in the running for several … Continue reading This Will Be My Last Post For Awhile….

On the Job Webinar Series – NFPA 70E – Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00 PM CT

On the Job Webinar Series On the Job is a FREE online Webinar series designed to provide industry information and updates to help keep you informed about the latest trends affecting your business or organization. Industry experts and knowledgeable Grainger staff partner through On the Job to provide relevant solutions regarding some of the key … Continue reading On the Job Webinar Series – NFPA 70E – Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:00 PM CT