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Author Archives: Rachel Bridge

Reducing violence against healthcare workers with insight reporting

Healthcare settings can be high-risk environments for violent incidents. Patients experiencing pain, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, struggling with their mental health, or frustrated with long waits can be more likely to lash out, as are those who have been a victim of violence themselves. … Read More

How to protect health and social care lone workers | US version

The latest Berg Insight report indicated there are 53 million lone workers across the US, Canada, and Europe today, making up 15% of all workforces. Many of these lone workers are employed within the health and social care sector. With Forbes reporting that 97% of assaults are by patients, the inherent risks of lone working are considerable. … Read More

Common risks faced by healthcare workers

Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S, employing over 18 million workers. … Read More

5 steps to employee safety in healthcare

Protecting the safety of your employees isn’t just a nice thing to do, but a legal requirement, with fines being applied for failure to do so. … Read More

Workplace fatalities across the US

Despite most employers trying to ensure the safety of their staff, unfortunately, fatal workplace accidents can and do happen. In recent years, there have been a number of statistics that suggest workplace fatalities are steadily increasing in the US. Across … Read More

In the news: Motor vehicle fatality rates increase during quarantine

Despite various states across the country under lock-down, the number of traffic fatalities did not decrease in America. Statistics show that the number of road fatalities have increased in numerous states including Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois and Oklahoma. Preliminary estimates from … Read More

StaySafe partners with what3words to help keep lone workers safe

StaySafe clients can now provide the what3words location of their lone workers in an emergency to help identify their location faster what3words has broken down the world into 3x3m squares, and assigned each one three words from the dictionary. ///audit.twins.cute, for … Read More

How advances in mobile apps and wearable technology can help employers monitor & protect lone working and remote staff

Every 15 seconds, 151 people suffer a workplace accident and every year, 321,000 people lose their lives at work, according to statistics taken from the International Labor Organization. This seems inconceivable, particularly as most workplace accidents are preventable. So why, … Read More

COVID-19: Safeguarding employees during social isolation

Over the last few months, COVID-19 has swept across the nation leaving behind a trail of fear, confusion and uncertainty. There is still a lot that is unknown about the coronavirus or the impact it will have on us as … Read More