OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)
As of June 1, 2018, we have stopped enrolling new healthcare facilities in the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN).The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which approves all government data collections, placed restrictions on our ability to use the OHSN data. The OMB review indicated that because the information collected by OHSN will not be representative of healthcare facilities we cannot conduct inter-facility comparisons, a main component of the OHSN model. We have not found a cost-effective approach that will meet the OMB requirements and have decided to stop new enrollments and data processing for new enrollees and inactive users.
What is the Occupational Health Safety Network?
The Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN) was designed for healthcare facilities to monitor work-related injuries and exposures. The system enables participating facilities to analyze worker injury and exposure data that they already collect. Trends for traumatic injury and hazardous exposures are visualized using the OHSN chart function.
Five common, high risk, preventable injury and exposure events among healthcare workers are monitored by OHSN:
- Sharps Injuries
- Blood and Body Fluid Exposures
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Patient Handling Injuries
- Workplace Violence