OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees, Targets Slip-and-Fall Injuries
Nano-Grip Anti-Slip floor treatment process offers slip and fall services
According to a recent NPR report, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has sent an “enforcement memo” to all hospitals putting them on notice that it will begin inspecting hospitals and issuing fines of up to $70,000 for violations, including slips and falls hazards. The crackdown is in an effort to prevent injuries among nursing employees.
The Nano-Grip® anti-slip floor treatment process was designed to address this pervasive problem. Nano-Grip-treated floors are actually less slippery wet than when dry. Nano-Grip applicators can guarantee compliance with government and industry standards for safe walking surfaces.
As NPR reported in a five-part series, Injured Nurses, many injured nursing employees end up having grueling operations and quitting their jobs. Yet, most hospitals have done little to prevent the injuries — even though studies show they could.
OSHA chief David Michaels described his agency’s new program to NPR in an exclusive interview.
The public more typically hears about OSHA when the agency goes after factories where workers’ arms got cut off, or construction sites where the scaffolds collapsed. But now, Michaels says, OSHA’s inspectors will investigate what hospitals are doing to make sure that nursing employees don’t get disabled doing their everyday jobs.
“We’ve seen from the statistics how bad the problems are, but we haven’t been to that many hospitals — and the NPR stories helped motivate us to say, ‘What can we do?’ ” Michaels says. “It’s time for us to start doing some enforcement to make sure fewer workers are hurt.”
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