General Healthcare Safety
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Featured Resources provide the latest information on workplace safety, health and well-being. Additional information can be filtered by topic in the supporting navigation to the left of the article content.
Making an Evidence-Based Case for Urgent Action to Address Clinician Burnout
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP addresses how clinician burnout is currently a public health epidemic that is threatening the quality and safety of healthcare, as published in the June 2019 edition of the American Journal for Accountable Care. Solutions for action by healthcare systems are offered.
Recorded webinar: Workplace Aggression June 7, 2019
This full-day symposium on "Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence" occurred on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM as sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington. This site provides access to handouts and recorded webinars.
Preventing Occupational Exposure to Healthcare Personnel in Hospital and Clinic Settings
llicit fentanyl and its analogues pose a potential hazard to healthcare personnel who could come into contact with these drugs in the course of their work in hospital and clinic settings. This document discusses best work practices, training and PPE to protect employees.
Burnout may help determine sleep quality, job performance among nurses: study
A recently released study has linked sleep disorders and burnout to certain aspects of shift work among nurses, as reported in this article by Safety + Health.
NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topics: Work Schedules, Shift Schedules and Long Hours
Both shift work and long work hours have been associated with health and safety risks. This page provides links to NIOSH publications and other resources that address demanding work schedules.
AAOHN Respiratory Protection Program
This American Association of Occupational Health Nurses' Respiratory Protection Program includes a Respiratory Protection course and accompanying resources for occupational health professionals who want to learn more about OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard and the role of the Respiratory Protection Program Administrator. Open to all.
Ensuring Staff Are Safe and Healthy: The Role of Health Care Supervisors
This book is primarily for supervisors who work in health care settings, and it provides health and safety information and supervisory duties to help ensure health and safety of their staff.
Source: WorkSafe BC
Oregon OSHA Healthcare Topic Page
Hospitals, ambulatory health care services, nursing and residential care facilities, and social assistance services all fall under the health care label. Find resources for issues related to healthcare.
Source: Oregon OSHA
WorkSafe BC topic page: Health Care
Welcome to the Safety at Work centre for the Health Care industry. Your online resource to help prevent accidents and injuries.
Source: WorkSafe BC
OSHA Hospital eTool
OSHA's eTools are stand-alone, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.