In safety news:

Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, OSHA has announced that the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling, bloodborne pathogens, workplace violence, tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls. According to OSHA, U.S. hospitals recorded nearly 58,000 work-related injuries and illnesses in 2013, amounting to 6.4 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees – almost twice as high as the overall rate for private industry.

Read more about the initiative from OSHA here.

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