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Indiana Department of Labor

DOL > Worker Safety Initiatives > Healthcare Worker Safety and Health > Welcome to the Healthcare Safety Blog! Welcome to the Healthcare Safety Blog!

 

September 07, 2013
Ergonomics - Part 2

A written program starts with a well-defined purpose, program goals, management leadership roles and employee involvement. Additional elements of the written program include: (More)

 

August 06, 2013
Ergonomics

According to NIOSH, musculoskeletal disorders are the most frequent and debilitating injuries for health care workers. These injuries are usually caused by improper patient handling/lifting and repetitive stress. (More)

 

July 07, 2013
Sleep

Railroad workers, professional drivers and flight crews all have federally mandated sleep requirements. These requirements are designed to help minimize fatigue and maximize on the job performance. (More)

 

June 06, 2013
The importance of vaccines

Just about everyone gets vaccinated for something at some point in his or her life. A quick shot or nasal spray, and we are much more likely to be immune to a disease.
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May 06, 2013
MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

On the news during over last few years you’ve probably heard about drug resistant infections or super bugs. Those terms refer to a variety of different bacteria types (More)

 

April 07, 2013
Accidental needlesticks and bloodborne pathogens in healthcare 

Last week we talked about drug resistant infections and how Hoosiers can stay healthy and safe from things like MRSA in their workplace. This week, we’re going to work on fighting the transmission of blood borne pathogens. (More)

 

March 06, 2013
Safe lifting and getting hurt in healthcare

Let’s talk about one of the most common issues with healthcare workers – musculoskeletal injuries. This is a big one, so make sure you check back for additional posts on this subject. What does musculokeletal injury even mean? (More)

 

February 05, 2013
Welcome to our healthcare initiative!  

This blog has been created to help spread good advice and important information regarding safety and health developments in the Hoosier healthcare industry. Most of our blog posts should apply, in one way or another, to administration and management as well as frontline employees.  (More)