Ohio Hospital Newswire


Join OHA’s Statewide Occupational Safety Campaign by March 15




The Ohio Hospital Association Safety Leadership Council invites member hospitals to join the 2019 Statewide Hospital Occupational Safety Campaign by March 15, as an opportunity to earn statewide recognition for improving safety in the workplace.

The annual campaign, created in 1953 by OHA and the Ohio Industrial Commission, promotes workplace safety by generating comparable employee injury data for hospitals throughout the state so members can learn from peer facilities and by recognizing successful hospital occupational safety programs. There is no fee for your hospital to participate.

Signing up is easy. Submit a copy of your OSHA Form 300A Summary Report(s) or, for government-owned hospitals, the form issued by the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program, or PERRP, to Sharon Corkrean at by March 15. For questions, contact Sharon via email or phone at 614-384-9155.

New this year, OHA will use the 2018 data from your OSHA 300A Summary Report or PERRP form to calculate the Total Recordable Incident Rate for each hospital. This rate takes into consideration work-related incidents that include the total number of deaths, total cases with days away from work, cases with job transfer or restriction, and total number of other recordable cases. In the past, the total days away from work was the only factor used in calculating the comparable rate. The Total Recordable Incident Rate is a more comprehensive assessment of your occupational safety program effectiveness.
Hospitals are classified into one of six groups based on a range of total hours worked. The hospital with the lowest Total Recordable Incident Rate in each group will be recognized at the OHA Annual Meeting in June. In addition, group winners that participate in the OHA Benchmarking Program are also eligible to win the prestigious OHA William C. Kelley Award for Excellence in Occupational Safety.  
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