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Healthcare Services

Every day, healthcare workers encounter hazards ranging from exposure to chemicals and infectious agents, heavy lifting, and injuries related to events involving slips, trips, and falls.

In fact, hospital workers are injured at a far higher rate than workers in manufacturing, which would seem to be a higher risk sector.* At the same time, healthcare facilities must assure quality and safety for all patients.

With our medical expertise and long history of working with hospitals, surgical and birthing centers, outpatient clinics, residential care facilities and more, Bessa is passionate about helping you create a safe environment that:

  • improves quality of care;

  • reduces risk;

  • enhances your reputation;

  • meets accreditation requirements.


HEALTHCARE SERVICES

  • Chemical Exposure Monitoring, including:

    • waste anesthetic gases in OR, PACU, LDRP

    • formaldehyde, xylene, alcohols in Pathology Lab

    • glutaraldehyde in Endoscopy

    • lead, cadmium  in Radiology

    • methyl methacrylate in bone cement during surgery

  • Exposure control plans and surface wipe sampling for chemotherapeutic agents

  • USP 800 – Hazardous Drug Handling in Healthcare Settings: Program development, staff training, compliance audits

  • OSHA Compliance Audits

  • Investigation of Environmental Factors in Surgical Site Infections

  • Assistance with OSHA Required Programs including

    • Hazard Communication Program

    • Respiratory Protection

    • Bloodborne Pathogen

    • Hearing Conservation

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Lockout/Tagout

    • Confined Space

    • Chemical Spill Response

    • Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan

  • Legionella Sampling and assistance with the CMS-required water management program to reduce Legionella risk.

  • Third party oversight for infection prevention during renovation and new construction

Bessa is ready to assist in any situation, from emergency remediation following a natural disaster to building a comprehensive safety program for a multi-facility health system. Send us a message or call 608-831-8004 to discuss your safety goals.


* “TABLE 1. Incidence Rates of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses by Industry and Case Types, 2017.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. November 8, 2018. Accessed February 17, 2019. https://www.bls.gov/web/osh/summ1_00.htm#soii_as_t1.f.1.

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