Learn More About Healthcare Safety
View a Free Educational Video for Tips on Reducing Worker Injuries
More workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other. Workers who are at risk must be protected. This requires employers to focus on preventing injuries and providing workers with the right tools for the job.
Healthcare workers face a number of serious safety and health hazards. These include bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards, potential chemical and drug exposures, waste anesthetic gas exposures, respiratory hazards, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, laser hazards, workplace violence, hazards associated with laboratories, and radioactive material and x-ray hazards. Potential chemical exposures include but are not limited to: formaldehyde used for preservation of specimens for pathology as well as ethylene oxide, glutaraldehyde and peracetic acid used for sterilization.
This one-hour video developed by Region VI OSHA and OSHA Education Centers focuses on the following hazards in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector:
- Workplace Violence
- Chemical Safety
*This one-hour video is free of charge and will be available for viewing October 22 -26. Please register to receive a link to the video by completing the form on this page.
NOTE: Once registered, participants will receive an email with instructions and a password to access the video.
If you do not receive the email or you have any additional questions, please contact us at 877-345-2515.