Healthcare is Canada’s largest service industry, and the fourth largest among all industries in Canada. It’s an ever-evolving landscape made up by a number of different companies that provide medical services, manufacture medical equipment or drugs, provide medical insurance, or otherwise facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients.
Healthcare workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, ranging anywhere from sharps injuries to exposure to hazardous chemicals and drugs, physical violence, and so much more.
Employers have a duty to carefully evaluate the potential for employees to be exposed to these hazards and ensure that they’ve put an effective control plan in place.
How are you managing the following risks your healthcare employees might face?
- Indoor air quality
- Ventilation and air-flow
- Dust and particulate monitoring
- Respiratory protection and fit testing
- Specialty gas detection
- Chemical protection and decontamination
- Confined and designated space entry
- Maintenance platforms
Don’t wait until you’ve experienced an incident – or worse, a lost-time injury. Get in touch with us today so we can help you create, implement and manage your complete occupational health and safety program