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State of the sector; healthcare and social assistance : identification of research opportunities for the next decade of NORA
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    August 2009
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State of the sector; healthcare and social assistance : identification of research opportunities for the next decade of NORA
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  • Corporate Authors:
    NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council ; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; National Occupational Research Agenda
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. (NIOSH) 2009-139
    NORA report
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  • Description:
    Section I: Healthcare and Social Assistance (HCSA) Overview -- Chapter 1. Overview of Workplaces and Occupations in the HCSA Sector . -- Chapter 2. HCSA Sector Demographics -- Chapter 3. Burden of Injury and Illness Documented by Surveillance Systems -- -- Section II: Issues Associated with Many Health and Safety Problems -- Chapter 4. Nursing Shortage, Retention, and Burnout -- Chapter 5. Work Organization and Work-Related Stress Disorders in the HCSA Sector -- Chapter 6. Health and Safety Culture . -- Chapter 7. Healthcare Emergencies -- Chapter 8. Healthy Healthcare Design -- Chapter 9. Healthcare and the Environment -- Chapter 10. The Business Case for Managing Worker Safety and Health -- -- Section III: Specific Health and Safety Problems -- Chapter 11. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Ergonomic Issues -- Chapter 12. Slip, Trip, and Fall Incidents -- Chapter 13. Violence -- Chapter 14. Hazardous Drugs -- Chapter 15. Chemical and Other Hazardous Exposures -- Chapter 16. Bloodborne Pathogens and Sharps Injuries -- Chapter 17. Infectious Hazards Other than Bloodborne Pathogens -- -- Section IV: Research Opportunities -- -- Section V: Recommendations

    "Public awareness of the potential for healthcare to actually be the source of harm to patients through exposure to infectious agents, unintended error or known side effects of hazardous treatments has spawned a highly visible 'patient safety' movement. Less visible, however, is the risk this same environment and these same hazards impose on the health of the women and men who work there. Although often thought of as clean and safe, workplaces in the Healthcare and Social Assistance (HCSA) sector are associated with many of the same types of exposures to chemicals and hazards found in "blue collar" industrial settings. The HCSA sector is burdened by the historical and entrenched belief that patient care issues supersede the personal safety and health of workers and that it is acceptable for HCSA workers to have less than optimal protections against the risks of hazardous exposures or injuries. Because patients and providers share the healthcare environment, efforts to protect patients and providers can be complimentary, even synergistic, when pursued through a comprehensive , integrated approach. In order to address occupational safety and health issues of the nation, including those of the HCSA sector, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is working with a range of partners to develop an updated National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Each industrial sector is being addressed by a group of experts and stakeholders called a NORA sector council. This document was developed by the NORA HCSA Sector Council to address the "state of the sector," including the magnitude and consequences of known and emerging health and safety problems, important knowledge gaps, and opportunities for research to improve the "state of the sector" over the next decade of NORA." - NIOSHTIC-2

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