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Consulting for Health and Safety in Healthcare

According to OSHA, the healthcare industry has one of the highest rates of workplace injuries and worker safety incidents. In 2017, the healthcare and social assistance industry reported 582,800 cases. With help from 1Source consultants, you can reduce workplace injuries in your healthcare organization and promote employee wellness.

Common Health and Safety Issues in a Healthcare Setting

A large number of health and safety hazards make corporate wellness essential in healthcare. Healthcare workers face dangers such as pathogens, chemicals, ergonomic stress and hazardous materials. OSHA standards and other safety regulations for healthcare focus on these factors to promote employee wellness.

Fortunately, 1Source experts understand the demands of the healthcare industry and know how to keep health facilities safe.

Typical Services for Managing Health and Safety in Medical Centers

The 1Source team provides the following consulting services for workplace health in healthcare.

Healthcare Worker Safety Management Services

When a safety incident happens, 1Source can assist with managing the logistics, legal processes and remediation with employees. Our team will help you develop an action plan and obtain the resources you need. Count on our experts for assistance in:

  • Community Outrage Support and Mediation
  • Managed Outsourcing of Safety and Health Professionals
  • Expert Testimony and Litigation Support
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Support

Operations Management Services

Maintaining occupational health in medical centers starts with operations and policies that focus on safety. At 1Source, we provide services that empower healthcare facilities to take a proactive approach to occupational wellness, including:

  • Ergonomic Assessments and Wellness Programs
  • OSHA VPP Assistance and Planning
  • PPE Hazard Assessments
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Noise Surveys
  • Industrial Hygiene Sampling Programs and Surveys
  • Safety and Health Compliance Audits
  • Customized Training
  • Incident Investigation
  • Safety Committee Development and Training
  • OSHA Compliance and Citation Support
  • Job Safety Analysis Development

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Consulting

Allow 1Source to detect and remediate indoor air quality (IAQ) issues to maintain safe healthcare facilities. Our IAQ services include:

  • IAQ Awareness Training Programs
  • LEED Programs and Testing
  • Microbiological (Mold) and Moisture Assessments With Remediation Work Plans
  • Proactive Surveys
  • Environment-Related Disease Investigations
  • IAQ Task Force Development and Support
  • Written Planned IAQ Management Programs
  • Odor Response and Identification
  • Mechanical Hygiene Assessments
  • Investigative Sampling and Surveys
  • Vapor Intrusion Sampling
  • IAQ Monitoring During Construction
  • Cancer and Disease Cluster Studies
  • Phase I and Phase II IAQ Audits

Emergency Response Services

Sudden workplace hazards require an immediate response when they happen in the healthcare industry. Call on our experts for these types of support during urgent situations:

  • Water Intrusion
  • IAQ Problems and Emergencies
  • Sewage Back-Ups and Spills
  • Post-Fire Hazard Evaluations
  • Microbiological Growth Conditions

Lead and Asbestos Evaluation and Remediation

Healthcare facilities in older buildings have a risk of exposure to asbestos and lead-containing materials. If your building has these hazards, you need to manage them with certified professionals. Our team can help your space stay safe and compliant through:

  • AHERA Re-Inspection Surveys
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design
  • Asbestos and Lead Surveys and Labeling

Get a Quote for Healthcare Health and Safety Consulting

Request more information about our services by contacting our team online or calling Colin J. Brigham, CIH, at 610-524-5525, Ext 24.

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