URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/occupationalhealthforhealthcareproviders.html

Occupational Health for Healthcare Providers

Summary

Healthcare workers are exposed to many job hazards. These can include

  • Infections
  • Needle injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Allergy-causing substances
  • Violence
  • Stress

Follow good job safety and injury prevention practices. They can reduce your risk of health problems. Use protective equipment, follow infection control guidelines, learn the right way to lift heavy objects, and find ways to manage stress.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Start Here

Related Issues

Specific Conditions

Videos

Statistics and Research

Clinical Trials

Reference Desk

Finance and Policy

Patient Handouts