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Worker Safety in Hospitals


This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.

The resources are divided into the following sections:
  • Understanding the problem
  • Safety and health management systems
  • Safe patient handling

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Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Funding Sources

U.S. Department of Labor

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Related Resources

An overview on worker safety in hospitals is available at:


  • Release Date: 09/2013
  • Original Summary: 03/2014
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.