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The Joint Commission Issues Seven New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations

Many healthcare workers experience violence in the workplace often resulting from violent behavior by their patients, clients and/or residents. What can healthcare organizations do to improve safety and minimize the risk of workplace violence? In an effort to help healthcare organizations better prevent and address violence in the workplace, The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest … Continue Reading

WASHINGTON MANDATES PROTECTION FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS HANDLING CHEMOTHERAPY DRUGS

Washington has become the first state in the nation to require protection for healthcare workers who handle, administer and dispose of chemotherapy drugs.  This new law addresses concerns raised both by OSHA and NIOSH, which recommend that precautions be taken when handling these drugs.   OSHA calls for development and implementation of a “Hazardous Drug Safety … Continue Reading
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