10.10.2008

Updated eTool for healthcare industry helps employees avoid injuries

Employers and employees in the healthcare industry stand to benefit from the
new sonography and updated surgical modules featured in the US-American
Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hospital eTool. OSHA's
eTools are stand-alone, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and
health topics.

Employees face many occupational safety and health hazards while working in a
hospital. OSHA originally developed the Hospital eTool with modules describing
common hazards and possible solutions for tasks performed in administration,
central supply, clinical services, dietary, emergency, engineering, heliport
operations, housekeeping, laboratories, laundry, pharmacy, the intensive care
unit and the surgical suite.

The sonography module provides guidance on how sonographersmedial professionals
who use high frequency ultrasound to create diagnostic imagescan reduce their
risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The surgical module now features updated
information on bloodborne pathogens, waste anesthetic gases, laser safety, and
other topics related to workplace safety and health in surgical suites.


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