Accession Number : ADA292941

Title :   A Study of Job-Related Accidents at William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 93-Jul 94,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s) : Nielsen, Charlotte A.

PDF Url : ADA292941

Report Date : AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to provide an analysis of the job-related accidents logged at William Beaumont Army Medical Center during Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993. Such an analysis will serve as a needs assessment for the hospital to set planning goals in the areas of safety management and training. Accident rates per 1000 employees at WBAMC were found to be well under the OSHA-calculated industry average. Prevention of accidents through proactive policies and monitoring have helped WBAMC to lower the number of reported accidents in Fiscal Year 1993. Periodic inspections of work areas, as well as frequent employee training sessions have provided an increased awareness of safety in the hospital workplace. Some type of safety incentive or awards program is recommended to encourage employees to continue to work safely. Such a program can pay enormous dividends in the areas of claims cost avoidance, employee productivity and morale, as well as enhanced management-employee relations.

Descriptors :   *JOBS, *TRAINING, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, MANAGEMENT, ARMY FACILITIES, MORALE, RATES, COSTS, PLANNING, INSPECTION, SAFETY, PRODUCTIVITY, MOTIVATION, HOSPITALS, AVOIDANCE, PREVENTION, AWARENESS, AWARDS, ACCIDENTS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE