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Apps Unveiled to Improve Health Care Worker Safety

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 1010 | 0

About 1 in 8 U.S. workers are employed in the health care sector, so it’s perhaps not surprising that a growing amount of attention is being paid to keeping health care workers safe. Hospitals are implementing safe patient-handling procedures to help prevent costly musculoskeletal injuries among nurses and others who move patients. Safety protocols are being adopted to reduce the incidence of violence against health care workers. And technology is playing a role, too, as systems sprout up to log workplace injuries or track hazardous conditions. One such system has recently been launch...

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