Healthcare safety products, service and training
Levitt-Safety supports the healthcare industry by providing equipment, services and training to address common safety concerns in healthcare settings. We also safeguard facilities with fire, safety and environmental solutions.
Medical and people solutions
Chemical burns and spills
Indoor air quality (IAQ) and noise
Facility safety solutions
Our dedicated calibration and repair team will work to ensure that your monitoring equipment is ready when it’s needed. Additional services like respirator fit testing, audits on hazardous material storage, emergency showers/eyewashes and gloves can help identify areas of improvement within your facilities. We can provide training on all products and services we support including respirator fit testing, indoor air quality and environmental monitoring equipment and fire extinguisher use.
Maintenance, repair and inspection services
Other facility safety solutions
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Safety training and consulting services
Common hazards in the healthcare industry:
Healthcare workers face many hazards on the job including exposure to hazardous chemicals and drugs, and physical violence.
Employers must evaluate the potential an employee has for exposure to these hazards. Employers must ensure they’ve put an effective control plan in place.
Nurses confront potential hazards like exposure to infectious diseases and toxic substances, back injuries, radiation exposure and work-related stress. Porters may be exposed to cleaners and disinfectants, infectious diseases, heavy lifting and sharp objects. Maintenance workers may confront electrical, working at heights, asbestos, solvent and confined space hazards.
Healthcare hazards fit in 4 main categories:
- Hazardous agents: This can include biological agents, chemical agents, disinfectants and sterilants, antibiotics, waste anesthetic gases and hazardous waste. These agents can be found almost anywhere within healthcare facilities. Examples include the operating room, physical plant, laundry, food services, labs, radiology and office areas.
- Ergonomic hazards: This can include lifting, repetitive motion, standing or sitting for long periods of time and eye strain. Overexertion (including lifting) is the number one cause of injury and illness for health services.
- Physical hazards: This can include exposures to toxic, reactive, corrosive or flammable compressed gases and chemicals, extreme temperatures that may cause burns or heat stress, mechanical hazards that may cause cuts, punctures or abrasions, electrical hazards, radiation, noise, dust, violence and slips and falls.
- Psychological hazards: These are related to discrimination, technological changes, malfunctioning equipment, tight work schedules, downsizing, overwork, understaffing, paperwork, increased facility size and bureaucracy, violence, dependent and demanding patients and patient deaths.
All of these factors contribute to stress, fatigue, anger and frustration.
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