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OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Standards in Hospitals

By |2023-01-13T21:16:35+00:00January 13th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

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 2022 for the hospital industry.

Snow and Ice Removal Tips

By |2023-01-09T19:40:12+00:00January 9th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Owners and managers of commercial property have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for employees and occupants. During the winter season, walkways, stairs, driveways, interior roadways and parking lots become slip and trip hazards as snow falls and ice forms. This is not only a safety hazard, it can also be an expensive legal issue for property owners, if an accident occurs.

Working Safely with Sharps

By |2023-01-11T16:01:45+00:00January 8th, 2023|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

The OSHA standard for blood-borne pathogens requires that any employee exposed to blood, or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), follow proper safety precautions when working with needles and other possible contaminated sharps as part of their job duty.

Keeping Violence Out of Our Place of Healing

By |2022-10-27T03:07:58+00:00October 27th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Although we strive to create a safe work environment for you, the risk of workplace violence in any health care facility remains a serious safety and health issue. Violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the health care sector leads all other industries with 45 percent of all nonfatal assaults against workers resulting in time off work.

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Confronting Stress

By |2022-10-27T03:22:41+00:00October 25th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Hospital work often requires coping with some of the most stressful situations found in any workplace. On a daily basis, you must deal with life-threatening illnesses and injuries, tight schedules, paperwork, intricate equipment, demanding patients and death. Taking steps to relieve job-related stress is important to protect your mental and physical health as well as to ensure success on the job.

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Avoiding Medical Malpractice

By |2022-10-27T04:08:44+00:00October 24th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

Active involvement with patients is the first step to avoiding medical malpractice. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 7,000 people die each year from medication errors in hospitals. Avoiding these serious mistakes starts with you, the health care professional.

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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

By |2022-10-27T03:59:52+00:00October 23rd, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

High-profile cyber attacks on companies such as Target and Sears have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime. Recent surveys conducted by the Small Business Authority, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab and the National Cybersecurity Alliance suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security.

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Hand and Finger Protection

By |2022-07-27T18:41:44+00:00July 25th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

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.

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Active Assailant Preparedness

By |2023-01-17T20:11:12+00:00July 24th, 2022|Blog, Commercial Insurance, Healthcare, Safety Tips|

In recent years, active assailant 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.

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