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Are you practicing Safety Culture in your medical practice?

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

NAD PINWHEEL Inc. meets all OSHA guidelines about bloodborne pathogens,

A doctor grasping a patient's wrist while holding their file.

offering protection against cross-contamination of bloodborne diseases.


But, what else should you know about OSHA standards regarding safety, for you and your patient, and how to lead your practice toward injury-free healthcare?


The following paragraphs are taken from the United States Department of Labor (OSHA) official website, and describe the challenges around Organizational Safety Culture and give an idea on how to pursue a safety culture in medical practice.


"The burden and cost of poor patient safety, a leading cause of death in the United States, has been well-documented and is now a major focus for most healthcare institutions. Less well-known is the elevated incidence of work-related injury and illness among healthcare workers (HCWs) that occurs in the work setting, and the impacts these injuries and illnesses have on the workers, their families, healthcare institutions, and ultimately on patient safety. It is not surprising that patient and worker safety often go hand-in-hand and share organizational safety culture as their foundation". OSHA.


"Despite the value to employers and workers in terms of injuries prevented and dollars saved, many healthcare institutions have not yet adopted safety and health management systems that unite patient and worker safety. Based on the positive experience of employers with existing systems, OSHA believes that safety and health management systems provide the foundation for breakthrough changes in the way employers identify and control hazards, leading to significantly improved overall workplace health and safety environments; improved patient safety; and fewer worker injuries, illnesses, and fatalities". OSHA.


NAD PINWHEEL INC. respectfully shares this article to give our website visitors information regarding OSHA guidelines on Patient and Work Safety. For more information please go to https://www.osha.gov/healthcare/safety-culture

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