Hospital Hazards & Solutions

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This page covers the following topics:

  • Overview
  • Blood, OPIM & Bloodborne Pathogen Hazards
  • Hazardous Chemicals & Drugs
  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Latex Allergies
  • Tuberculosis
  • MRSA
  • Equipment Hazards 
  • Workplace Violence
  • Workplace Stress
  • Additional Information 

Overview

Hospital workers are at particular risk for a number of hazards, including:

  • Blood, OPIM, and bloodborne pathogens
  • Hazardous chemicals and drugs
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Latex allergies
  • Tuberculosis
  • Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Equipment hazards
  • Workplace violence
  • Workplace stress

For such potential hazards, a hospital can minimize the risk of injury to its workers by identifying the specific sources of the hazards, and then taking specific measures to minimize the risks posed by those hazards.


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