Starting a new job always gives you plenty to think about. There are new responsibilities and procedures, meeting new coworkers, and getting familiar with the facility itself. But there’s something else new employees need to keep in mind as well, something very important: workplace safety. MARCOM’s updated Spanish course on “Safety Awareness for New Employees” discusses some of the topics employees may encounter on the job, and what they can do to keep themselves and their coworkers safe.

More than two million people care for patients in healthcare facilities around the country. Nurses, aides, orderlies, and other patient care staff conduct patient care tasks that can require them to lift as much as four thousand pounds in the course of a typical shift! It’s no wonder that these essential employees are twice as likely to suffer musculoskeletal injuries on the job as employees in other industries, but injuries like these don’t have to occur. MARCOM’s updated Spanish course on “Patient Handling Safety” discusses the physical hazards that can be associated with patient handling procedures and what healthcare organizations can do to help protect employees from these hazards.

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