Hospital Employees Surrounded by Hazards

Written by News Channel 2 on January 15th, 2014. Posted in Cable gland selection, Desk grommet, Sliding locks

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Are hospitals putting their own staff in jeopardy? The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that hospital employees are 41% more likely to be out with work-related injuries and illnesses. Germs, disease, blood, harsh chemicals, gases and fumes, and damaged electrical equipment surround — and endanger — hospital workers every day.

Moreover, employee absenteeism costs U.S. companies a whopping $153 billion annually. Here’s what employers can do to keep hospital staff members healthy and prevent productivity and financial loss:

Enforce Regular and Proper Use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

All hospital staff — from doctors and nurses to secretarial and human resources staff — may come into contact with viruses, blood, bloodborne pathogens, cleaning and sanitizing chemicals, an