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Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact countries around the world earlier this year, non-essential healthcare procedures and elective surgeries were postponed partly to ensure that sufficient supplies were kept available for hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. Surgery and other medical care is deemed “elective” if the procedure can be delayed, without causing significant

Celebrating National EMS Week 2020

Celebrating National EMS Week 2020

Sunday marks the 46th annual National EMS Week honoring the lifesaving efforts of first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and all emergency medical services personnel. Ready Today, Preparing for Tomorrow is the theme of the 2020 EMS Week, presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work has one focus this year: stopping the pandemic. On April 28, workers and employers are encouraged to consider the current global pandemic and its impact on the world of work. Even in times of crisis, employers have a duty to ensure safe and healthful working

Observing National Public Health Week 2020

Observing National Public Health Week 2020

Today kicks off the 25th annual National Public Health Week! Each year the American Public Health Association (APHA) recognizes the contributions of public health and highlights issues important to improving the nation’s health. Together, we can build healthy neighborhoods, healthy communities, and ultimately a healthy country. This year’s National Public Health Week—Looking Back, Moving Forward—is

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Download Now Countries all over the globe are grappling with COVID-19. As the effects of the Coronavirus continue to impact workplaces worldwide, the term “social distancing” is becoming part of everyday vocabulary. Sean Morrison, a geriatrician with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, reminds us  “Social distancing doesn’t mean no one ever sets foot

106th Anniversary of Factory Fire that Prompted Workplace Safety Movement Recognized by ASSE

106th Anniversary of Factory Fire that Prompted Workplace Safety Movement Recognized by ASSE

On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan caught fire, and 146 workers died while attempting to escape the burning building. This tragedy is recognized as the event that really started the workplace safety movement, and the ASSE is officially recognizing this important event. It was discovered after this event that fire

Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

Healthcare Floor Marking Policy

A Complete Healthcare Floor Marking Policy Guide One of the fastest growing trends in healthcare today is implementing efficiency standards based on Lean 5S concepts which can be done by using things such as safety wall signs and photoluminescent tape. This is important because it can benefit hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare facilities to

Hazard Communications – Signs

Hazard Communications – Signs

Safety Signs Improve Hazard Communications If you’re looking to improve the hazard communications in your facility, you’ll want to start by taking a good look at the different types of signs used by your company. Signs have been used to communicate hazards for millennia, and they are still one of the most effective options available.

5 Floor Marking Rules for a Safe Workplace

5 Floor Marking Rules for a Safe Workplace

It’s Time to Review the Rules of Floor Marking If you’re looking at updating your facilities floor markings to help improve the safety of the company, it is important that you take the time to ensure you’re doing it right. Spending time up front in planning and implementation can help you avoid a lot of

Lean Takes Time

Lean Takes Time

Have you ever heard the phrase “everything good in life takes time?” If so, you may understand that under common circumstances things do take time. It would be pretty unrealistic to develop and build a whole company from the ground up in less than a week or even month for that matter. Rome wasn’t built

Talking Kaizen and Lean with Mark Hamel

Talking Kaizen and Lean with Mark Hamel

Mark Hamel In this week’s interview, we are highlighting the expertise of Mark Hamel, a leader in lean and six sigma implementation, as well as an established author and blogger. He authored a book entitled, “Kaizen Event Fieldbook” and is an avid blogger for kaizenfieldbook.com. In this interview he answers questions related to Kaizen and Lean

Going Lean: Five Common Misunderstandings

Going Lean: Five Common Misunderstandings

The practice of implementing lean is becoming increasingly popular and it looks like lean might be here to stay. However, it is important to remember that lean isn’t just a quick fix or “extra” program. Instead, implementing a true lean mindset takes time. When lean is done correctly, it will help your business to grow

Medical PPE

Medical PPE

Medical PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is not only useful for medical professionals, but also for the general population as well. The intent of medical PPE is not much different than that of other forms of PPE in that it is used to provide a barrier between something harmful and the human body. However, one of

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