NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Council

Meetings

The NORA Healthcare and Social Assistance Council meets in person annually and two to three other times during the year meets quarterly. Workgroups meet more frequently during the year, usually by teleconference.

Regular Meetings

February 27, 2019           1:00-2:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • NORA HCSA Agenda
  • Federal HIV/AIDS Initiative
  • Workgroup/Project Updates
    • Worker Safety/Patient Safety
    • Sharps Safety and Infectious Disease
    • Other updates
  • 2019 Sector Council Workgroup Meeting
  • Update on Surgical Smoke by Bradley King, NIOSH
  • Open Forum

February 28, 2018            1:00-2:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
  • AAN’s Position Statement on Nurse Fatigue
  • Workgroup Updates
    • Veterinary and Animal Care
    • Hazardous Drugs and Chemicals
  • Update on Agenda Development
  • Commonalities among NORA objectives
  • Next Meeting

June 14, 2018                     1:00-2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Update on Agenda Development
  • Dental Practitioner Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Mortality
  • Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert on Violence
  • Regional Meetings
  • Workgroup/Project Updates
    • Sharps Safety and Infectious Disease
    • Worker Safety/Patient Safety

March 1, 2017                    1:00-2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Agenda Development
  • Agenda Workgroups
    • Worker Safety & Patient Safety Workgroup
    • Infectious Diseases and Sharps Safety
    • Safe Patient Handling & Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Hazardous Drugs and Chemicals
    • Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
    • Setting- specific Healthcare Workers
    • Childcare, Social Service and Low Wage Workers
  • Next Meeting
  • Open Forum

July 11, 2017                      1:00-2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Review Draft Agenda
    • Worker Safety & Patient Safety
    • Infectious Diseases and Sharps Safety
    • Safe Patient Handling & Slips, Trips and Falls
    • Hazardous Drugs and Chemicals
    • Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
    • Setting- specific Healthcare Workers
  • Next Steps
  • Open Forum

October 12, 2017              1:00-2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • Introducing Randall Nett, MD, MPH
  • Roll Call
  • Update on Agenda Development
  • Current Intelligence Briefing  (CIB) on Asthma and Allergies Among Laboratory Animal Workers
  • Third Decade Planning
  • Next Meeting in January
  • Open Forum

November 10, 2016         1:00-2:30 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
  • What is NORA?
  • Meeting logistics
  • Council Objectives for Third Decade
  • NORA 3 Tasks and Planning
  • Introduction of Sector Council Members
  • Open Forum

NORA Healthy Work Design in the HCSA Sector Workshop (Dec 2018)

December 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC

Objective: The objective of this workshop is to summarize the current work being done to improve health and safety culture in the healthcare sector and identify opportunities for our NORA Sector Council to become more engaged.

Thursday, December 6                             8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

  • Welcome and Introductions
    Bonnie Rogers, NORA HCSA Sector Council Co-Chair, University of North Carolina
    Randall Nett, NORA HCSA Sector Council Co-Chair, NIOSH

Defining Safety Culture and OSH (occupational safety and health) in Healthcare

  • Safety Culture – Safety Climate: Background and General Perspectives
    Dave DeJoy, NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program Co-Chair, University of Georgia
    Archived recording availableExternal [38 min]
  • Healthy Work Design and Well-Being (HWD) Cross-Sector Program
    Naomi Swanson, NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program Co-Chair, NIOSH
    Regina Pana-Cryan, NORA Healthy Work Design and Well-Being Program Co-Chair, NIOSH
    Archived recording availableExternal [34 min]
  • Healthy Work Design for the Environment of Care
    Robert McLellan (via Adobe Connect), Past ACOEM President, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
    Archived recording availableExternal [28 min]

Updates from National Efforts

  • Andrew Levinson, OSHA
  • Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being
    Pascale Carayon (via Adobe Connect)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Study Co-Chair, Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being, A Consensus Study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
    Archived recording availableExternal [20 min]
  • Healthy Work Design in the HCSA Sector
    Ron Smith, LS3P
    Doug Erickson, Facilities Guidelines Institute
  • Safety Culture and Leadership: A View from The Joint Commission
    Barbara Braun The Joint Commission Presentation slidesCdc-pdfCdc-pdf
  • Critical Care Societies Collaborative: Prevention & Management of Burnout Archived recording availableExternal
    Curtis Sessler, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Critical Care Societies Collaborative on Prevention & Management of Burnout
    Archived recording availableExternal [23 min]

Case Studies and Special Topics

  • NIOSH’s Center for Productive Aging and Work
  • Jim Grosch (via Adobe Connect), NIOSH
    Archived recording availableExternal [26 min]
  • Risk Assessment: The Backbone of Laboratory Safety
    Natasha Griffith (via Adobe Connect), CDC Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Division of Laboratory Systems
    Archived recording availableExternal [26 min]
  • Workforce Safety Initiative Virginia Mason Health System
    Alison Bradywood (via Adobe Connect), Virginia Mason Health System
    Archived recording availableExternal [16 min]
  • Denise Abbott (via Adobe Connect)
    New York State Zero Lift Taskforce, Communications Workers of America Local 1168
    Archived recording availableExternal [27 min]
  • Free From Harm
    Tejal Gandhi (via Adobe Connect), Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Archived recording availableExternal [30 min]
  • Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Program Veterans Health Administration
    Tony Hilton, Veterans Health Administration
  • Safety in home care: linking worker and patient safety for healthy aging & healthy work
    Margaret Quinn, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Lagging or Leading? Re-Conceptualizing our Notion of Occupational Injuries as Performance Indicators of Occupational Safety
    Patrick Yorio (via Adobe Connect), NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
    Archived recording availableExternal

Friday, December 7th                      8:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

  • Welcome Back
    Bonnie Rogers, NORA HCSA Sector Council Co-Chair, University of North Carolina
    Randall Nett, NORA HCSA Sector Council Co-Chair, NIOSH
  • Research and r2p Efforts to improve Safety climate in Construction
    Linda Goldenhar (via Adobe Connect), The Center for Construction Research and Training
    Archived recording availableExternal
  • Introduction to the Implementation Worksheet
  • Topic Identification
  • Prioritizing Topics
  • Implementation Plan for Selected Topics and Next Steps
  • Adjourn

Email NORACoordinator@cdc.gov for a copy of the transcripts of the recordings.

This presentations archived on this page are a product of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Healthcare and Social Assistance Sector Council. The findings and conclusions in these reports are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Participants assembled the following resources after the workshop:

Safety Culture

IHI/NPSF: Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success. (Self-assessment tool also available):  http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Publications/Leading-a-Culture-of-Safety-A-Blueprint-for-Success.aspxExternal

Joint Commission: Center for Transforming Healthcare, Oro™ 2.0 (an online organizational assessment with resources designed to guide hospital leadership through the high reliability journey, specifically within the areas of: Leadership Commitment, Safety Culture, Performance Improvement). Also, various other resources.

CPWR (construction) – Safety Climate Assessment Tool – S-CAT website: www.safetyclimateassessment.orgExternal ; materials for small contractors: https://cpwr.com/research/s-cat-sc-small-contractorsExternal

American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Leading a Culture of Safety: A Blueprint for Success: http://safety.ache.org/External

Clinical Well-Being/Burnout

Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being, A consensus study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine:  www.nas.edu/supportingclinicianwellbeingExternal

National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Breaking Silence, Breaking Stigma (commentary): https://nam.edu/breaking-silence-breaking-stigma/External

Critical Care Societies Collaborative (CCSC) webpage on ICU Burnout: http://ccsconline.org/optimizing-the-workforce/burnoutExternal

Through the Eyes of the Workforce: Creating Joy, Meaning, and Safer Health Care. From the Lucian Leape Institute Roundtable on Joy, Meaning, and Workforce Safety. Download at www.npsf.org/lliExternal

IHI Framework for Improving joy in work: http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/IHIWhitePapers/Framework-Improving-Joy-in-Work.aspxExternal

Facilities Design

Facility Guidelines Institute – Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) Toolkit (for healthcare planning, design, and construction): https://www.healthdesign.org/sra/about/guideExternal

Also: Guidelines documents for hospitals, residential health care and support facilities, and outpatient facilities.

Connection Between Patient Safety and Worker Safety

Loeppke R, Boldrighini J, Bowe J, et al. Interaction of Health Care Worker Health and Safety and Patient Health and Safety in the US Health Care System: Recommendations From the 2016 Summit. J Occup Environ Med.
2017 Aug;59(8):803-813. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001100. PubMed PMID: 28796664. Available at: https://acoem.org/Advocacy/Joint-Statements-Summit-Recommendations/Interaction-of-Health-Care-Worker-Health-and-Patient-Health-and-Safety-in-the-US-Health-Care-SystemExternal

IHI/NPSF: IHI: Free from Harm. Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err is Human: www.npsf.org/free-from-harm/External

Joint Commission: Improving Patient and Worker Safety. Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration, and Innovation: https://www.jointcommission.org/improving_patient_worker_safety/External

Miscellaneous

Joint Commission: Targeted Solutions Tool®, currently four TST modules: Hand Hygiene, Safe Surgery, Hand-Off Communications, and Preventing Falls with injury.

Veterans Administration: Safe Patient Handling resources: https://www.publichealth.va.gov/employeehealth/patient-handling/index.aspExternal; VA Safe Patient Handling App: https://mobile.va.gov/app/safe-patient-handlingExternal

Aging Worker: National Center for Productive Aging at Work https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/productiveaging/; Designing the Age Friendly Workplace
https://agefriendlyworkplace.squarespace.com/External; Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) Work Ability Index: https://healthy-workplaces.eu/previous/all-ages-2016/en/tools-and-publications/practical-tools/work-ability-indexExternal; EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces for All Ages E-guide
https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and-publications/e-guide-all-agesExternal

Laboratory risk management: Laboratory Biorisk Management, eds, Salerno RM, Gaudioso J.  CRC Press: https://www.crcpress.com/Laboratory-Biorisk-Management-Biosafety-and-Biosecurity/Salerno-Gaudioso/p/book/9781466593640External; ISO 9001 Quality management system; ISO 14001 Environmental management system; ISO 27001 Information security management system; ISO 31000 Risk management; ISO 35001 Laboratory biorisk management system; ISO 45001 Occupational health & safety management systems; Institute of Risk Management (theirm.org); Risk Management Association (rmahq.org)

Total Worker Health® (Policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being): https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/default.html

Citations to websites external to NIOSH do not constitute NIOSH endorsement of the sponsoring organizations or their programs or products. Furthermore, NIOSH is not responsible for the content of these websites. All Web addresses referenced in this document were accessible as of the publication date.

Page last reviewed: May 19, 2017