Safety Challenges in Healthcare
In addition to the risks of workplace violence, more workers are injured in the healthcare and social assistance industry sector than any other. This industry has one of the highest rates of work-related injuries and illnesses. In 2017, According to Bureau of Labour Statistics, the U.S. healthcare and social assistance industry reported more injury and illness cases than any other private industry sector at 582,800 cases.
Some of the top risks for healthcare workers include:
- Violence and aggression – physical violence, bullying, and harassment from patients are common issues affecting workers in this sector.
- Environmental risk – working within the community and in patient’s homes can expose employees to common hazards such as slips, trips, and falls.
- Driving – travelling on the road is one of the greatest and most uncontrollable risks workers face each day.
- Ill health – if a professional suffers a medical emergency while working alone, receiving immediate support and alerting emergency services is paramount.
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