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Emerging Infectious Diseases in 2020

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 24, 2020 at 3:56 PM

2020 will be known as the year of the coronavirus, and with infectious diseases at the front of everyone’s minds, we thought that now would be the time to take a look at emerging infectious diseases circling the globe.

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Topics: In the News, Hospital & Health Care

Social Distancing and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 20, 2020 at 2:25 PM

In the span of just a few months, the coronavirus went from an unknown virus to a global threat, with infections in almost every country in the world. It grounded the global economy to a halt, decimated healthcare systems, and flipped our understanding of day-to-day life on its head.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, In the News, Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management, Coronavirus

The Importance of PPE - Coronavirus Edition

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Healthcare professionals rely on personal protective equipment every single day to protect themselves and their patients from the spread of germs and infectious diseases. But now, with the coronavirus pandemic spreading like wildfire, PPE is more important than ever.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Incident Management, Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management, PPE, Coronavirus

Dealing With Blood Spills: OSHA Standards for Cleanup

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 1, 2020 at 6:40 PM

For anyone in the healthcare industry, blood is often a fact of the job. It’s also one of the biggest hazards healthcare workers face on a regular basis, since so much can be transmitted through blood.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Hospital & Health Care, Lab Safety

Health and Safety in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 18, 2020 at 11:24 AM

Every day, more cities instruct citizens to stay at home and practice social distancing. Grocery stores are selling out of pantry items and hand sanitizer. Non-essential businesses are ordered to close or work from home. Countries are going into lockdown and closing their borders.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, In the News, Incident Management, Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Essential CDC Health Topics to Teach Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 17, 2020 at 12:46 PM

As a safety professional trying to train your employees, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Between OSHA regulations, employer expectations, and regular safety refreshers, it’s hard to know what to cover.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Hospital & Health Care

National Patient Safety Awareness Week: Why It's So Important

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 11, 2020 at 1:33 PM

It seems like every other week we learn about some new workplace awareness initiative or event. Whether it’s Take Your Kids to Work Day, National Organ Donor Day, or less serious events like National Kraut and Frankfurter Week, there’s always something on the calendar. This makes it all too easy to get overwhelmed.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management, Safety Observances

Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 26, 2020 at 8:13 AM

There’s a new virus that emerged in late 2019, often called coronavirus, and there’s worldwide concern about how easily it’s spread. While scientists and public health officials are still intensively studying this respiratory illness, there’s a lot known about it already, including how to prevent getting it yourself.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Hospital & Health Care, Coronavirus

OSHA Healthcare Regulations and Tips

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 1, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Healthcare workers play a vital role in helping maintain our society. They help care for the sick and injured at a time when they are most vulnerable so that they can begin to heal.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Hospital & Health Care

Hospitals Focus on Patient Safety, Security

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on March 20, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Results from the most recent HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey reveal a slight disconnect between hospitals and health information technology vendors.

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Topics: Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management

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