In 2012, 2013, and 2014, the top causes of injury for Texas Health employees remained the same. Our main goal in 2014 was to reduce Slips, Trips, and Falls (STFs) by 10%. Closing the year with 256 STF injuries, we achieved our goal!
While we reduced the frequency, our severity increased. Therefore, it is important that we continue to make efforts to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe from STFs. What can you do to reduce the risk of STFs? Here are some ideas.
Both needlesticks and lifting/patient handling increased in frequency and severity. See more information about Safe Use of Sharps Equipment and the article about Safe Patient Handling in this quarter’s newsletter. We all have a responsibility for safety. Every day, we want everyone to go home, the same way they came into work.