Safety in the Workplace
The safety of your employees and facility is a major concern. James G Parker Insurance Associates is positioned to be your partner in ensuring your employees receive adequate safety training.
Healthcare workers face a number of serious safety and health hazards. Hazards include bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards, potential chemical and drug exposures, waste anesthetic gas exposures, respiratory hazards, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, laser hazards, workplace violence, hazards associated with laboratories, and radioactive material and x-ray hazards.
Some potential chemical exposures include formaldehyde, used for preservation of specimens for pathology, ethylene oxide, glutaraldehyde, and peracetic acid used for sterilization, and numerous other chemicals used in healthcare laboratories.
Feasible controls are available to address hazards within this industry. Our team of safety consultants is available to work with you in developing a well-executed safety plan and provide the support needed to protect your employees from work-related injuries.
Industry Specific Safety Programs (English & Spanish):
- Accident Investigation
- Back Safety
- Ergonomics - Audits & Training, Claim Review
- Bloodborne Pathogen Awareness - Certification
- Needle Sticks
- Healthcare Safety
- CA Sexual Harassment Training
- Employee Handbooks
- IIPP Review
- Preventing Workplace Violence
Quick Reference Information (OSHA Fact Sheets):
- OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
- Protecting Yourself When Handling Contaminated Sharps
- Protective Equipment (PPE) Reduces Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens
- Hepatitis B Vaccination Protection
- Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Incidents
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
- Safe Patient Handling - Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Nursing Homes
Hazards and Solutions:
The information below provides a list of the most prevalent hazards in this industry and possible solutions for hazards associated with working in nursing homes and personal care facilities.
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Bloodborne Pathogens/Needlesticks
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Workplace Violence
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
- Chemicals/Hazardous Drugs
Health care businesses have unique and important insurance considerations. Any business working with patient care shares liability concerns that must be managed through sound risk management, combined with the proper insurance coverage.
Let us help you manage the hazards your health care business faces every day with insurance products designed for your specific needs.