Melbourne, Australia — An antibiotic-resistant hospital superbug may be growing progressively more tolerant to alcohols used in hand sanitizers and disinfectants, according to a recent study from Austin Health and the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.
Ann Arbor, MI — Health care workers may be contaminating themselves and their work environments by neglecting to use personal protective equipment and follow preventive protocol, according to a study from researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Utah.
Norwich, England — Frequent victims of workplace aggression and bullying may experience adverse health effects and, in turn, behave cruelly toward others, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia.
Washington — Manufacturers of certain N95 respirators will be able to submit a single application to NIOSH, rather than to both the Food and Drug Administration and NIOSH, before marketing their product to the health care industry, according to an FDA final order published in the May 17 Federal Register.
Washington — New guidance from NIOSH is intended to help protect health care workers from exposure to illicit, non-pharmaceutical fentanyl, a synthetic opioid considered up to 50 times more potent than heroin.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL — Prompted by OSHA data showing that about three-quarters of workplace assaults occur in health care and social service settings, accreditation organization The Joint Commission has released a Sentinel Event Alert on the issue.
Washington — The health care and social assistance industry has the highest percentage of workers with asthma among major industry groups, according to a recent study from NIOSH’s Respiratory Health Division.
Washington — Workers in certain subsectors of the health care and social assistance industry experience hearing loss at a rate higher than expected “for an industry that has had assumed ‘low-exposure’ to noise,” according to a recent study from NIOSH.