Healthcare: Environment of Care

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.

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Aug 13, 2018
Workplace Safety Initiative - Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit

https://www.oahhs.org/safety

Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) convened the Workplace Safety Initiative (WSI) to address workplace violence faced by healthcare workers. The WPV pilot project with these pilot hospitals directly informed the materials in this comprehensive toolkit.

Source: OAHHS

Sep 15, 2017
Dementia: Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-safety/books-guides/dementia-understanding-risks-and-preventing-violence?lang=en

This book provides information on how clinical care approaches and interventions can prevent or minimize the risk of worker injury when caring for people with dementia.

Source: Worksafe BC

Jul 20, 2017
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP)

https://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/hpp/Pages/default.aspx

HPP promotes a sustained national focus to improve patient outcomes, minimize the need for supplemental state and federal resources during emergencies, and enable rapid recovery.

Source: PHE

Jan 26, 2017
American Hospital Association

http://www.aha.org/

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities...

Source: AHA

Jan 26, 2017
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

http://www.apic.org/

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is a multi-disciplinary voluntary international organization with over 10,000 members

Source: APIC

Jan 26, 2017
Management of Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste

https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/management-pharmaceutical-hazardous-waste

This website provides access to resources from the USEPA related to Management of Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste.

Source: EPA

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Public Health Services: Infectious Waste Page

http://public.health.oregon.gov/diseasesconditions/communicabledisease/pages/infectw.aspx

Learn more about Alternative Treatments of Infectious Waste in Oregon.

Source: Oregon Public Health

Jan 26, 2017
Oregon Hazardous Waste Program

http://www.deq.state.or.us/lq/hw/index.htm

The DEQ is authorized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate hazardous waste in Oregon. Proper hazardous waste management is an integral part of protecting Oregon's land, air, and water systems.

Source: DEQ

Jan 26, 2017
Health Care Without Harm

http://www.noharm.org/

Mission: To transform the health care industry worldwide, without compromising patient safety or care, so that it is ecologically sustainable and no longer a source of harm to public health and the environment.

Source: Health Care Without Harm

Jan 26, 2017
State of Oregon Fire Marshal: Licensed Care Facility Information

https://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/Pages/FLSS_EPPChecklist.aspx

The Health Care Facility Specialists inspect nursing homes, hospitals, and ambulatory surgical centers throughout the state. They also provide periodic training workshops for Health Care Facilities' staff which cover the subjects listed below.

Source: SFM