Work Safety in HealthCare

OSHA’s CEO and Principal Consultant Dr David McIvor has addressed the
2019 national conference of the ‘Health Excellence Institute of Australia’.
His talk focussed on “Work Safety in Health Care”.
To see his paper, CLICK HERE.

Themes covered in the paper included:

  • Major sources of work-related injuries, illnesses and claims in the healthcare sector
  • Inherent risks associated with health care and social assistance
  • Increasing incidence of physical assault on health care staff
  • The increasing prevalence of bullying, victimisation, vicious intimidation from WITHIN the health care profession.

The paper discusses what needs to happen now – from government, professional bodies, employers, healthcare professionals and the community as a whole.