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Reducing workplace hazards for health care workers

Anyone who employs or insures health care workers in Kentucky likely recognizes just how dangerous the health care industry as a whole can prove to be, with numerous safety and health hazards endangering America’s health care workers every day. Your first line of defense against potential litigation involves taking strides to protect your workers or covered employees, and at Fowler Bell PLLC, we have a firm understanding of the necessary steps you can take to do this.

Per Occupational Health & Safety, non-fatal injuries and work-related illness affect health care workers more than those across all other sectors. Additionally, many injury risks remain the same for health care workers across all ends of the spectrum, meaning physicians, nurses, health care aides and even janitorial staff may face similar dangers. To reduce the risk of illness or injury among hospital workers, one of the most important steps you can take involves extensively training your staff members about safety procedures and policies.

For example, one way to protect employees within your health care organization involves training workers about how to properly handle chemical hazards. Additionally, you can reduce the risk of workers developing repetitive motion-related injuries, which are common among health care workers, by ensuring that they rely on proper lifting devices, such as slings or electronic hoists, when moving patients.

It is also critical that health care workers know how to avoid bloodborne pathogens or bacterial or viral infections, all of which are common in many health care environments. Utilizing proper cleaning practices, regularly washing hands and cleaning and decontaminating medical instruments can all help prevent the spread of dangerous fluids, pathogens or infections. More about workers’ compensation defense is available on our web page.

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