What makes hospitals such hazardous workplaces?
Unique risks: Hospital workers lift, reposition, and transfer patients who have limited mobility. Other unique risks include needlesticks and violence. Unique culture: Caregivers feel an ethical duty to “do no harm” to patients. Some will put their own safety and health at risk to help a patient. They are not assembly lines: Employees must react to unpredictable events with split second decisions. Learn more on the OSHA Webs
Because 60% of falls happen in your home, it’s a good idea to improve the safety of your environment. By simply making some simple changes in your lifestyle as well as the living area of your home you can “fall proof” your surroundings to prevent dangerous falls. Let’s look at some of the best ways to make your home safe for everyone of all ages. High Traffic Areas You should address some of the clutter that you have around the house. Remove all baskets, books, and other item