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MSN releases Safety Snapshot infographic

January 29, 2014

The Medical Staffing Network (MSN) has produced an infographic to showcase a number of relevant statistics concerning the healthcare occupational safety landscape.  

It gives those in the profession insight into how many workplace injuries and illnesses have impacted healthcare workers. It also provides information about where the incidents have occurred and the type of injuries reported, as well as the impact this can have on a business.

Among the highlights in the infographic, it reveals that occupational illnesses among healthcare workers account for 23.4 per cent of all US cases, while injuries and illnesses among those in the profession represent 21 per cent of all incidents in the nation.

Importantly, it found that the largest number of incidents reported occurred in hospitals and healthcare workers spend approximately 168,000 days away from work because of these injuries.

Brian Poplin, president and chief executive of MSN, said: "Safety is one of MSN's most vital strategic imperatives and we recognise the tremendous amount of hazards that our healthcare professionals face each day while striving to deliver quality patient care." 

He added that, as one of the industry's leaders, the organisation "acknowledges the critical role" it has in "proactively promoting safety standards".

As such, the MSN is committed to preventing incidents in the workplace, while it has formed the Clinical Quality Council to help with this campaign. One of its primary functions is to encourage safety in healthcare environments among the clinicians and the system itself, according to Mr Poplin.

"Moreover, we believe that employee engagement and safety are in direct correlation to one another, which fuels our focus on cultivating a culture of growth and appreciation," he added. 

Mr Poplin also commented that the infographic was produced in a bid to encourage safety awareness in the workplace.

"When our employees enjoy what they do, feel their work has meaning and know that their contributions are valued, the company achieves several benefits, most notably 48 per cent fewer safety incidents."

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