Key Insights to Safeguard the Environment and the Environment of Care

Download the Healthcare Workplace Safety Trend Report for Insights to Help Create a Safe and Healthful Workplace

Ensuring a safe and healthful environment for healthcare workers and patients is critical whether in traditional or at-home care settings. The Healthcare Workplace Safety Trend Report reveals crucial insights on healthcare workers’ perspectives of their working environments and delivers actionable steps for healthcare organizations to take to create a healthier and safer environment for their workers and patients.

Download the report to:

  • Uncover healthcare workers’ perspectives on their working environments
  • Discover healthcare workers feelings on the impact medical waste
    management has on their care environment
  • Learn why healthcare workers believe improper disposal of
    pharmaceutical waste is a top contributor to the opioid epidemic
  • Gain access to valuable recommendations to address areas of

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Based on in-depth 2021 survey data and analysis of U.S. healthcare providers and administrators, the Healthcare Workplace Safety Trend Report reveals crucial insights on healthcare workers’ perspectives on their working environments.

Fast Facts

Burnout among Healthcare Professionals Is Prominent and Could Impact Their Safety

COVID-19 has exacerbated feelings of burnout (72%) and stress (85%) among providers, and the pandemic is undermining their sense of safety in the workplace (71%).

Medical Waste Management Is Essential for a Safe and Efficient Healthcare Environment

Over 70% of respondents believe improper medical and biohazardous waste management greatly impacts patient health
and safety as well as puts the physical safety of providers at risk (72% HCPs and 77% HCAs).

Healthcare Workers Prefer Solutions That Limit the Impact of Medical Waste on the Environment

Ninety-four percent of providers and 95% administrators believe improper waste management has a detrimental impact on the environment and will demand innovation in these processes to address these negative impacts.

At-Home Care Is Here to Stay but It Can Pose Significant Challenges

Thirty-seven percent of providers who work in an at-home care setting said they do not have the adequate tools and resources available to properly dispose of regulated medical and biohazardous waste in at-home care settings.

Drug Diversion Is a Top Concern Which Has Worsened Due to The Pandemic

Eighty-six percent of providers and 85% administrators believe improperly disposed of pharmaceutical waste is one of the top contributors to the opioid epidemic.