Items Tagged with 'Health care'



Preventing needlestick injuries

Predominantly a health care-related risk, needlestick and sharps injuries are serious. NIOSH states that these types of injuries occur when a worker comes in contact with a contaminated needle, scalpel or other sharps.
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Industry Spotlight: Health care and social assistance

More than 16 million people worked in the health care and social assistance industry in 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That year, recordable injuries exceeded 631,000 and the rate was 5.0 per 100 full-time workers.
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Avoid allergic reactions to latex

For some workers, particularly those in the health care field who wear latex gloves to protect against transmittable diseases, exposure to latex can result in allergic reactions.
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