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    Title: Step 1 – Assessment (cont'd)
    Type: Text and Picture Slide
    Content: [Includes a screen capture of the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, OSHA 300 Form.]

    Needs Assessment
    • Collection of Injury Data
    • Worksite Analysis
    • Literature Review
    Speaker Notes:

    Collection of injury data include: gathering historical data by department, healthcare worker and root cause of injury; collecting OSHA recordable injuries -injuries requires treatment beyond first aid, restricted, or days away from work; obtaining direct worker's compensation from the facility's carrier; determining indirect workers' compensation costs such as decreased productivity and replacement of workers; and gathering of other data such as employee turnover rate.

    Worksite analysis refers to a comprehensive evaluation of the department's needs along with existing equipment and how/why it is or not utilized. It includes equipment inventory, patient dependency needs, potential high-risk resident handling tasks, and departments with high risk of special needs related to resident handling.

    Literature review involves reviewing literature to see what others have done and reviewing articles about success stories.