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Attach ’em!

In Human Factors, Patient Safety on October 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm
I rode by a construction site today and noticed all the jack hammer operators had helmets with noise reduction headphones and goggles secured right to their hard hats with easy flip down attachments. A great idea to combine two safety mechanisms into one product making an easier route to OSHA standards compliance.
OSHA 2002:
“Workers operating a jackhammer must wear safety glasses and
safety shoes that protect them against injury if the jackhammer slips
or falls. A face shield also should be used… Working with noisy tools such as jackhammers requires proper, effective use of appropriate hearing protection.”

Are there products in the hospital setting that we could combine into all-in-one devices to make things safer and more available for either the patient or the staff?

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