In 2013, one in five reported nonfatal occupational injuries occurred among workers in the health care and social assistance industry—the highest number of such injuries reported for all private industries (1). In 2011, U.S. health care personnel experienced seven times the national rate of musculoskeletal disorders compared with all other private sector workers (2). Join us for training focused on safety for our caregivers.
National Healthcare Quality Week will be held Oct 16-22 and is sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). This annual national recognition event brings attention to the profession of healthcare quality and celebrates the work of the individual healthcare quality management professionals who work diligently to enhance the quality of care and optimize patient safety.
In honor of these professionals, the Southeastern OTI Education Center has scheduled a week of classes in Raleigh focused on safety in healthcare settings, because workplace safety also affects patient safety. All of these classes count for credit towards OSHA’s National Certificate Program – Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals.
Oct 14 – OSHA #7500 Intro to Safety and Health Management*
Oct 17 – OSHA #7505 Intro to Incident [Accident] Investigation*
Oct 18 – OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning**
Oct 19 – OSHA #7210 Pandemic Influenza and Workplace Preparedness**
Oct 20 – OSHA #7200 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities**
Oct 21 – OSHA #7000 OSHA Training Guidelines for Safe Patient Handling**
* Required Courses
** Electives for General Industry Track (need 4)
NOTE: OSHA #7500, OSHA #7505 and OSHA #7105 also apply to the Construction Industry Certificate Track.
Learn more about Healthcare Worker Safety from OSHA & NIOSH: