Safety Culture: What Can You Do to Reduce Sharps Injuries?
Top management (V.P. and above)
Endorse the STOP STICKS campaign objectives and communicate to all staff (including management, clinical, and non-clinical) the organization’s commitment to the safety campaign. Ask managers and staff to also commit time and resources to the campaign.
Attend briefing (or read materials) on establishing a safety culture and safety climate in health care organizations. Do at least three activities to increase safety culture in your organization.
Arrange for the COO or a representative to attend a director-level briefing and ask for directors to endorse the campaign.
Approve campaign posters and other materials as needed.
Ask director-level managers to encourage participation in campaign evaluation activities. Read evaluation reports on the campaign’s effectiveness. Approve any additional activities that may evolve from the evaluation process.
Attend the STOP STICKS campaign briefing (part of regular directors meetings).
Attend the safety culture/safety climate briefing (part of regular directors meetings).
Endorse the STOP STICKS campaign in a memo or other messages to lower managers.
Require lower-level managers to attend campaign briefings on safety climate, safer sharps adoption, injury reporting, and observational methods.
Require lower-level managers to deliver campaign messages on risk factors, safer sharps adoption, safety climate, and injury reporting to front-line workers.
Ask all supervisors to encourage voluntary staff participation in campaign evaluation efforts (pre- and post-testing, observations, face-to-face interviews).
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