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General health care worker safety

Hazard review: Occupational hazards in home health care (NIOSH) 
A series of Fast Facts cards designed to help home healthcare workers avoid hazardous exposures and prevent injuries and illnesses. 

Health care workers (NIOSH)
This website covers a wide range of health care safety-related topics including: general resources, biological hazards and controls, chemical hazards, home health care, physical hazards and controls, slips, tips, and falls, violence, and more.

Hospital hazards by work area eTool (OSHA)

Worker safety in hospitals (OSHA) 
Resources to assist you in assessing workplace safety needs, implementing safety and health management systems, and enhancing your safe patient handling programs.

Infection prevention and bloodborne pathogens

Annual assessment of safer sharps devices and work practice 
Review cycle one-page handout.

Annual assessment of safer sharps devices and work practices 
Review cycle Poster.

Bloodborne infectious diseases HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus (NIOSH)
Thorough website with nine subtopic sections.

Bloodborne pathogens and needlestick prevention (OSHA) 
Web page including guidance, enforcement, hazard recognition, and evaluation and controls.

Other Bloodborne pathogens resources can be found on our Biological and physical hazards page.

Hand hygiene in healthcare settings (CDC)
Protect yourself and your patients from deadly germs. Online training and other resources explain how and why hand washing is important.

Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings  (CDC)
This handy guide covers best practices for preventing the spread of infections in healthcare.

Radiation safety

Radiation protection in health care
An overview of some of the control measures and rules for the safe use of ionizing radiation.

Radiation safety poster (ORSIF)
This infographic poster describes the impact of radiation in health care settings and provides a guide for limiting exposure.

Safe patient handling / health care ergonomics

Curricular materials: Safe patient handling training for schools of nursing (NIOSH)
A tool kit for the safe patient handling and movement training program.

Safe patient handling: preventing musculoskeletal disorders in nursing homes (OSHA)
This brochure provides recommendations for employers.

Workplace violence in health care

Workplace violence prevention for nurses online training (CDC)

Workplace violence in hospitals (OSHA)
The rate of violent incidents is four times greater in healthcare than in private industry on average. Find resources to help build and implement a comprehensive workplace violence program in your healthcare facility.

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