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AJN, American Journal of Nursing

December 2002, Volume 102 Number 12 , p 100 - 100

Author

  • Susan Wilburn MPH, RN

Abstract

Outline

  • Where can I find reliable health and safety information on the Internet?

  • General health and safety

  • Bloodborne pathogens and preventing needlestick injuries

  • Tuberculosis (TB) and control of airborne pathogens

  • Safe patient handling and lifting (including no-lift policies)

  • Violence in the workplace

  • Latex allergy

  • Chemicals and hazardous drugs

  • Where can I find reliable health and safety information on the Internet?

    Two Web sites from the federal agencies: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), http://www.osha.gov , and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), http://www.niosh.gov , are among the best sources on the Web for information about health and hazards to health care workers and resources for prevention and control of hazards. Following are some other useful sites.

    General health and safety

    http://www.nursingworld.org : The American Nurses Association web page.

    http://www.nursingworld.org/ajn/index.htm #index: ANA’s health and safety columns in AJN.

    http://www.osha.gov/dts/oohn/index.html : OSHA Office of Occupational Health Nursing.

    http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/oshasoft/index.html : OSHA Hospital Electronic Compliance Assistance Tool (eCAT). Helps workers and employers identify and address potential occupational hazards in hospitals by describing standard requirements and safe work practices.

    http://www.osha.gov/as/opa/worker/rights.html : OSHA worker rights under the OSH Act of 1970.

    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/pdfs/88-119.pdf : NIOSH guidelines for worker safety and health.

    http://www.occenvmed.net : American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine guidelines for employee health services in health care facilities.

    http://www.aflcio.org/safety/index.htm ...

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