OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)
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What's New with OHSN
OHSN Powerpoint Training Guides now available!
NIOSH has new resources to assist users with OHSN tools and reports. Contact NIOSHOHSN@CDC.Gov to request either of our training materials: Using the OHSN Conversion and Mapping Tool, and Using OHSN Reports.
September 9-12, 2015
San Francisco, CA
May 3-6, 2015
Look for an article on OHSN in Hospital Employee Health, October 2014: “Hospitals Can Track, Compare Needlesticks”
OHSN New Feature! Based on feedback from OHSN testing with healthcare facilities, We added a new OHSN feature: a mapping tool. If your healthcare facility can export its existing data to Excel, then this new tool can help you match your local terms and values to OHSN values. This one-time mapping allows you to keep your own data collection processes, while still enabling you to benchmark your rates against those of other, similar healthcare facilities. For more information see the Facility Tools. You can also contact the OHSN team.
We have been working with commercial software vendors to incorporate exportable OHSN reports directly into future versions of their software. Vendors that have been in communication with OHSN include:
We encourage you to talk to your software vendors and let them know that you are eager to work with OHSN.
OHSN Mentioned in Joint Commission Monograph
OHSN is pleased to be mentioned in the recent Joint Commission monograph titled “Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration, and Innovation.” This resource contains useful information on preventing slips, trips and falls, patient handling injuries, and workplace violence, and many other useful topics. See
http://www.jointcommission.org/improving_Patient_Worker_Safety/ for details.
September 10-13, 2014
New Orleans, LA
April 27-30, 2014
San Antonio, TX
- Page last reviewed: July 1, 2015
- Page last updated: July 22, 2015
- Content source:
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies