Health Care

Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric facilities, and other healthcare settings can be exposed to a variety of hazards - from exposure to infectious diseases to workplace violence to ergonomic hazards from manually lifting patients. These very people whom the public depends on for staffing health care facilities are at risk of health problems from their work.

OSHA estimates, for example, that 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are present in human blood and can cause disease in humans. They include HIV, the Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses, and others.

 

Health Care, general:

CSEA Safety & Health Resources

Public Employees Federation (PEF) Health & Safety Resources




Safe Patient Handling 

NYCOSH's Safe Patient Handling Initiative and Resources




Biological Hazards 

NYCOSH Resources on Biological Hazards

New Flu Season Requirement For NYS Healthcare Facilities



Workplace Violence

NYCOSH Resources on Workplace Violence



OSHA resources for Health Care Workers:

Hospital e-tool, Needlesticks, Sharp Injuries

Hopsital e-Tool on Slips, Trips and Falls

Initiatives
NYCOSH Offices:

New York City
61 Broadway - Suite 1710
NY, NY 10006
212-227-6440
(Fax) 212-227-9854

Long Island
150 Motor Parkway - Suite 306
Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-435-1857/1865
(Fax) 631-435-1893