According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospitals are one of the most hazardous places to work. In 2011, US hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate for private industry as a whole. This prompted OSHA to create a new website to assist in multiple areas of Worker Safety in Hospitals. Be sure to check it out.
Contact your Risk Consultant for more information on how RCM&D / SISCO can assist you in the prevention of workers’ compensation injuries.