OSHA Column: Scary close calls in healthcare safety

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

September 24, 2014

In our upcoming October issue of Medical Environment Update, our experts tell ghoulish tales of lessons they came a little too close to learning in their careers in safety. If you’ve been in the safety field for any length of time, you’ve heard the warnings of all the things that can go wrong in the workplace. If you’re lucky, you’ve never had to live the consequences of a truly bad accident—something that can maim you for life or change your life or career forever.

The reality, however, is that over the course of a career that can span 20 or 30 years, chances are that you will experience a scary close call—whether it was caused by carelessness by yourself or a co-worker or circumstances beyond your control.

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