Workplace Safety

Information to ensure a safe workplace environment for patients, staff and visitors.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
The January edition of the Betsy Lehman Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, features a story on the challenge of physician burnout.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
MHA is filing legislation to etch into law rules to help foster safer hospital workplaces.
As 2019 begins, here are a few key developments that should occur.
An important Healthcare Safety Summit MHA held last week featured experts from throughout the state discussing not only strategies to prevent healthcare violence and conflict, but initiatives to promote wellness and resilience.
Recently, a national webinar hosted by the AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) featured MHA and Harrington Healthcare System’s Elise Wilson, R.N., who was violently attacked while caring for a patient.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace has released an online program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its members across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
AHA’s #HAVhope Friday is a national day of awareness that unites the hospital and healthcare community to combat violence through the use of digital media.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its membership across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
Last Wednesday, the new MHA-MMS Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout held its first meeting.
HB1144/SB1167 An Act Relative to Safe Patient Handling in Certain Health Facilities
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SB1193 An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning For Healthcare Providers
Harrington HealthCare System held a special ceremony Monday night recognizing Elise Wilson, the emergency services nurse who on June 14 was stabbed numerous times by a patient at the hospital.
Bring together sector leaders for a state-of-the-state discussion of Massachusetts healthcare and one recurring theme that arises, in addition to cost and quality issues, is physician burnout.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit: