Frontline Workers and the Worker Safety / Patient Safety Relationship
October 25, 2012
U.S. Department of Labor
Francis Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, D.C., 20010
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Georgetown University, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, The Joint Commission, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and The Service Employees International Union
In collaboration with:
Veterans Health Administration, Office of Public Health
The one-day working meeting addressed the following questions:
- What recommendations do frontline healthcare workers (nursing assistants, environmental service workers, ward clerks and others) have to improve patient safety as well as worker safety?
- What is the current state of the evidence for a relationship between worker safety and patient safety?
- Are effective, data-driven interventions available that improve both worker and patient safety?
- What are the data gaps? How could they be filled?
- What are institutional and policy barriers to implementing interventions that improve safety?
pp. 283 - 295
Rosemary Kelly Sokas, Patricia Cloonan, Barbara I. Braun
pp. 297 - 313
Jane A. Lipscomb and Mazen El Ghaziri
pp. 315 - 325
Jason Derek Ormsby
- Front-line Worker Engagement: Greening Health Care, Improving Worker and Patient Health, and Building Better Jobs
pp. 327 - 345
Laura Chenven and Danielle Copeland
Monograph from The Joint Commission
To download, please go to http://www.jointcommission.org/improving_Patient_Worker_Safety/
National Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Standards Public Comment
Presentations that are available to download are hyperlinked below in the following agenda:
|8:15 - 8:30 am||Welcome from the Honorable David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health|
|8:30 - 10:00 am|
Moderator: Martin Hatlie, JD, President, Partnership for Patient Safety
|10:00 - 10:15 am||BREAK|
|10:15 - 11:15 am|
- Jeff Brady, MD, MPH
- Dave De Joy, PhD – Discussant - Safety Culture; Research Findings; Interventions
|11:15 - 12:30 pm|
- Laura Chenven, MS
Moderator: Kathy Fagan, MD, MPH
|12:30 - 2:00 pm|
Small Group Discussions
|2:00 - 2:15 pm|
|2:15 - 4:00 pm|
Panel 4: Policy implications
- Dr. Jason Ormsby
- Brief updates from panels and working groups: Hatlie, Chenven, DeJoy, Lipowitz-Eaton, Braun, Gray, Collins, Brady, Mack, Storey
Moderator: Eileen Hogan, MPA
|4:00 - 4:30 pm|
- Kerry Eaton, SVP/COO, Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, Florida
Previous work conducted to explore the relationship between worker safety and patient safety has primarily focused on nurses and physicians. Safety climate and nurses’ working conditions predict both patient injuries and nurse injuries, supporting the premise that these may be linked outcomes. Less attention has been paid to other members of the healthcare team, including nursing assistants, environmental service workers, ward clerks and others. Engaging frontline healthcare workers in developing, implementing and evaluating interventions to improve safety climate may improve patient as well as worker outcomes.
Please contact Keith Choi, Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 955-4088 if you have any questions or concerns about registration.