Healthcare workers are exposed to myriad dangers including pathogens, biohazards, compressed gasses, unruly patients, sharp implements, machinery, and heavy loads. For these reasons, and more, it's important that employers have strong risk assessment, mitigation, and management strategies in place. Both for patient and employee safety.
According to the article, Frontline Hospital Workers and the Worker Safety/Patient Safety Nexus, there are a number of things healthcare leaders can do to improve person safety at their facility.
Worker's compensation is just one of many risk management issues facing healthcare facilities. Other issues will be explored in future posts.
To learn more about how USC Price's EMHA program prepares students to understand risk management administration see the course descriptions on the Curriculum page. If you'd like to sharpen your leadership skills by obtaining an education in healthcare administration: