of Rhode Island

The Hospital Association of Rhode Island launched We Care. We Communicate. We Collaborate for Worker Safety Collaborative to align the culture of safety in each hospital to include worker safety along with patient safety and quality.   

The focus areas of the collaborative include:

  • Safe patient lifting, handling and mobility
  • Sharps injury and Blood exposure prevention
  • Workplace violence
  • Strategies and solutions to reduce work stress, fatigue and burnout

Our hospital leaders understand that hospitals can be dangerous work environments. Hospital environments are unique, and the daily work involves risks that are inherent in caring for the sick.  Making workforce safety a priority helps to cultivate a safe work environment, which is proven to result in better patient care and a secure, more rewarding work experience.

For more information contact:

Jean Marie Rocha,  MPH RN, Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Work Force Safety


March 6, 2019
MANUAL TRANSFERS VS. SAFE PATIENT  HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Which one is winning/losing in your facility? 

March 27, 2019
PHYSICIAN STRESS: From Burnout to Resiliency

March 25, 2018
Preventing Workplace Violence Don’t Worry Alone

AONE & ENA: Toolkit for Mitigating Violence in the Workplace

OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

April 11, 2018
Current Trends in Blood and Body Fluid Exposures: Sharps injuries and Mucocutaneous Exposures

CDC Safe Injection Practices
International Safety Center

April 25, 2018
What Can Be done to Prevent Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens?

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