OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

A Lot Has Changed Since 1979!! Did you know that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work? In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a … Continue reading OSHA – “Worker Safety In Hospitals”

OSHA, NIOSH Highlight Safe Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

Hospital and health care employers were reminded recently that hazardous drugs such as antineoplastic drugs can pose serious job-related health risks to workers if proper precautions are not used in handling the drugs. NIOSH, OSHA, and The Joint Commission highlighted the need for safe practices in a letter to hospitals in the U.S. Drugs used … Continue reading OSHA, NIOSH Highlight Safe Practices for Handling Hazardous Drugs

OSHA Probing Glenbrook Hospital Construction Site Death – Glenview, IL

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators were at Glenbrook Hospital today looking into the death of a worker killed at a hospital construction site. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office ruled the death of 43-year-old Kenneth Puplava of Portage, IN, accidental. "This incident will be thoroughly investigated by the appropriate organizations and the contractor … Continue reading OSHA Probing Glenbrook Hospital Construction Site Death – Glenview, IL