Archive for: August, 2015

Train your employees with OSHA’s hazard game

By: August 25th, 2015 Email This Post Print This Post

I don’t know many employers that allow workers to play video games on the job but OSHA just came up with one that just might make your facility safer.

Officially called the “Hazard Identification Training Tool,” the game is billed as an interactive game that allows the user to walk his way through a virtual workplace; you can pick your choice of emergency room, construction site, or manufacturing.

Sound effects make the experience real, and the idea is that the user clicks on the areas that they see potential hazards popping up. An on-screen explanation tells them what the danger is, such as sharp edges on a cart, and gives them points for picking the right ones.

I wouldn’t suggest letting them do this while they are working with patients, but it’s definitely a tool worth adding to your training arsenal that they could easily do while on a lunch break. It’s kind of addicting once you get into it, and that will translate to safer employees who care about what they are doing.

Check out the interactive game here.

Give your facility’s safety a fresh look with our free forms!

By: August 21st, 2015 Email This Post Print This Post

As we get closer to September, it’s a good time for many people to reassess some things in their life and get a fresh start on some things.

We suggest you do the same thing with the status of safety and security in your facility. Start with an annual facility review to make sure everything is where it should be and that your employees are trained properly, and you can make a plan to improve from there.

Download our free Annual Facility Review Checklist here, and get started today making sure your healthcare facility is as safe as it can be!

Also, look forward to our weekly “Free Form Fridays” on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor blog, and be sure to check out our many free tools and checklists on our Tools page.

Join our healthcare safety book review group!

By: August 14th, 2015 Email This Post Print This Post

HCPro is seeking enthusiastic patient safety and quality professionals to join an ad-hoc group interested in reading and reviewing prepublication drafts of books and training materials in your areas of interest and expertise.

Our editors will send you periodic emails listing upcoming projects available for outside review. If you’re interested, just let us know. We’ll send reviewing guidelines and give you an idea of our timeframe. If it works for you, we’ll send the draft chapters as they’re available, and a printed copy of the book when it’s complete. In addition, you will be recognized as a reviewer inside the printed book.

Please have a minimum of five years of healthcare safety/quality experience and be in an educational, supervisory, or leadership role within your organization.

For more information or to sign up as a reviewer, please send an email including your areas of interest and expertise to John Palmer at jpalmer@hcpro.com.

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