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Safety Toolkit

Safety is the condition of being free of an emotional, occupational, physical, or psychological event causing an injury, danger, or loss in regard to employees, patients, property, or the public.

 Tools

Tools

White Papers and Articles

White Papers and Articles

Education

Education


 

Member Shared Resources
ASHHRA would like to thank the members from the following organizations for contributing to this toolkit:

  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
  • Maine Department of Labor
  • Miriam Hospital
  • State of California
  • U.S. Department of Labor


Tools 
Tools

 

  1. Second Ebola Case in the U.S. Highlights Urgent Need for Hospitals to Reinforce Planning and Training PDF
    AHA Advisory

      
  2. ASPR/CDC Ebola Screening Criteria PDF
    AHA Advisory
      
  3. California Injury and Illness Prevention Plans for State Mental Hospitals 
    State of California 2012
    An act to add Section 4141 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to mental health.
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  4. Maine’s Caregivers, Social Assistance and Disability Rehabilitation Workers Injured by Violence and Aggression in the Workplace in 2011 PDF
    Maine Department of Labor  
  5. Hospital eTool
    Occupational Safety & Heatlh Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor
    Hospitals and personal care facilities employ approximately 1.6 million workers at 21,000 work sites. There are many occupational health and safety hazards throughout the hospital. This eTool, provided by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), focuses on some of the hazards and controls found in the hospital setting, and describes standard requirements as well as recommended safe work practices for employee safety and health.
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  6. Hand Hygiene Project: Best Practices from Hospitals Participating in the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Project PowerPoint PDF
    Health Reseatch & Educational Trust (HRET)


  7. Hand Hygiene Project: Best Practices from Hospitals Participating in the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Project PDF
    Health Reseatch & Educational Trust (HRET)

  8. A Guide to Achieving High Performance in Multi-Hospital Health Systems PDF 
    Health Reseatch & Educational Trust (HRET)

  9. Health Care Leader Action Guide: Hospital Strategies for Reducing Preventable Mortality PowerPoint PDF
    Health Reseatch & Educational Trust (HRET)

  10. Health Care Leaders Action Guide: Hospital Strategies for Reducing Preventable Mortality PDF
    Health Reseatch & Educational Trust (HRET)

  11. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance for Healthcare Workers and Healthcare Employees PDF
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration


  12. Lifespan Safety Program Agenda PDF
    Miriam Hospital

  13. Lifespan System Wide Policy Staff Responsibility For Safety PDF
    Miriam Hospital

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White Papers and Articles


White Papers and Articles

 

  1. A Day on the Hill PDF
    Marcia Telthorster, HR Pulse,Fall 2011

  2. Building Work Environments That Engage PDF
    Terri Howard, HR Pulse, Summer 2011

  3. HR’s Current State: Our Role in Quality and Patient Safety PDF
    Michael DiPietro, HR Pulse, Winter 2011

 

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Education
Education 

 

  1. Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses HTML
    CDC

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Disclaimer
The information and resources included and/or referenced in this toolkit provide only a general overview of the topic covered. ASHHRA makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, concerning the application of that information, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The information is NOT intended to be taken as advice regarding any specific individual situation or circumstance and should not be relied upon as such.  It also is NOT intended to, and cannot, substitute for responsible legal advice. Legal questions should be addressed directly to appropriate legal counsel.

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ASHHRA has not reviewed, and is not responsible for, the completeness or accuracy of any third party information included herein. The views and/or positions expressed in any third party content do not necessarily represent the views of ASHHRA and the inclusion and/or references to third party information do not indicate any endorsement by ASHHRA unless expressly provided. ASHHRA does not claim ownership of any content, including content incorporated by permission into ASHHRA-produced materials, created by any third party and cannot grant permission to use, distribute or otherwise reproduce such third party content.