Workplace Safety

Colorado Hospital Association’s investment in workplace safety extends to the development of a “toolkit” of resources for members to use when developing their internal safety plans. An effective plan contains information and structures that cover all aspects of safety: prevention, intervention and support. Colorado hospitals vary significantly in their plans and development/refinement of their plans. CHA provides access to resources for members to consider in the development of their workplace safety programs. Many available programs cover prevention and intervention strategies for the readiness and response to both external and internal critical incidents. Readiness and resources for staff support is critical component to staff recovery after an exposure to a critical incident.

Support

Critical Incidents

Colorado Hospital Association has compiled these resources to help members prepare for, navigate and support staff through a critical incident in a hospital. These events can be wide-ranging, including abuse from patients and/or family members, being exposed and responding to mass casualty events or a difficult loss of a patient – each requiring the attention of the impacted personnel’s supervisors and hospital leadership. The impact on hospital staff caused by these critical incidents goes well beyond the physical, leaving care teams with emotional responses that can be triggered even years after the fact.

Additional Support Resources