The risk that hand, wrist and finger injuries pose in health care settings is unique because it is associated with another, more serious risk: that of infection with diseases like Hepatitis B and C or HIV. Even injuries that do not result in infection bear the psychological trauma of waiting for definitive test results.
In recent years, active shooter incidents have become a growing concern across the United States. Most recently at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a doctor’s office at Saint Francis in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and at a 4th of July Parade in Highland Park, Illinois.
Because of age or incapacitation due to illness or injury, patients in health care settings often need help performing normal daily tasks like sitting up or walking. Helping patients with these tasks requires significant physical demands, putting employees in danger of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Employee well-being refers to the overall state of employees’ physical, mental, social and financial health, which can often be influenced by various workplace dynamics (e.g., workload, connections with co-workers and available resources).
Telemedicine, which the American Telemedicine Association defines as “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status,” promises to transform the landscape of health care. Due to the growing population of the elderly, the increasing demand for health care services and the rapid advances in telecommunications technology, a roaring market demand for telemedicine has been created along with the means of satisfying it.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps records not only of the most frequently cited standards overall, but also within particular industries. The most recent statistics from OSHA reveal the top standards cited in the fiscal year 2021 for the health care and social assistance industry.
As a director or officer at your company, you face litigation risks based on the decisions you make following a breach and on how you influence cybersecurity policies, as these are often considered board-level issues.
Removing information from computing devices is called “clearing.” The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) states that clearing is “a level of media sanitation that does not allow information to be retrieved by data, disk or file recovery utilities.
The commercial property insurance market has hardened in recent years, resulting in quarterly rate increases since Q3 2017.
Health benefits costs are almost certainly going to rise in 2021. They’ve been trending upward for years—over 50% in the last decade—and the current state of economic uncertainty over COVID-19 won’t slow things down. This article explores five cost-reduction strategies for employers.