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Ansell highlights hospitals as one of the most hazardous places to work

In a recent article from Ansell Healthcare in their InTouch Newsletter, the interesting question is posed if the reader knows that a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work.

Healthcare providers are exposed to a wide range of health risks and hazards, including bloodborne pathogens, latex and chemical allergies, ergonomic injuries, sharp injuries, respiratory and chemical exposures, and x-ray hazards to name a few.

Although it is possible to prevent or reduce healthcare worker exposure to these hazards, healthcare workers continue to experience injuries and illnesses at an alarming rate. Ansell's InTouch Newsletter addresses the ergonomic challenges related to working in the operating room environment and outlines strategies for improving OR safety.

Is your OR ergonomically sound and occupationally safe?

The newsletter identifies the unique characteristics of operating room design, equipment, and workflow and their ergonomic challenges to healthcare providers.To learn more click here.

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace

Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. In the workplace, the number and severity of Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resulting from physical overexertion, and their associated costs, can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principles. To learn more click here.

If you would like more information about PEI's range of safety products for the Operating Room just call your local PEI hospital representative or call PEI at +353 1 4196000.

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