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Safe and Sound: Promoting Safety Culture in the Medical Laboratory

From the 2024 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded 1/20/2024)
Presented by Letycia Nuñez-Argote, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recognizes that hospitals are hazardous spaces to work. If safety concerns are not addressed, hospital environments can increase the risk of physical and psychological harm for workers. In this presentation, we will explore important concepts of workplace safety culture and strategies to improve wellbeing for medical laboratory professionals.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  • Recognize the importance of core concepts in occupational safety culture as they are applied to the medical laboratory as a workplace.
  • Summarize the hierarchy of controls model as a foundation for prevention of work-related injury and hazard reduction.
  • Identify current and emerging occupational risks for laboratory professionals and apply policies and ethical practices to address them.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area ETH will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Basic-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.