Caring for Patients with Workplace Injuries

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Caring for Patients with Workplace Injuries

Useful OSHA website

By Elizabeth Hanink, RN, BSN, PHN
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The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a new webpage aimed at healthcare professionals, providing up-to-date information on caring for patients with workplace injuries or illnesses.

The site includes guidelines for evaluating occupational exposure, OSHA requirements for record keeping and setting up a safe patient office. There are also sections on ethical and regulatory issues and downloadable material on topics like hazardous materials, medical screening and workers’ compensation.

The new site is designed to be user-friendly, with an A-to-Z index, quick links and various e-tools. The site administrators are looking for feedback on the site’s usefulness, what’s helpful and what isn’t, so you also have an opportunity to help shape this new resource.

Whether you are a newcomer to occupational nursing or just want to keep up on the latest developments, you’ll want to bookmark the new site, which you can access at  

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