EMS Providers: How to Stay Safe on the Job
EMS providers are critical to public health and safety. They are also at high risk for injuries at work, especially sprains, strains, falls, and exposures to body fluids. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) just released an infographic that aims to prevent these kinds of injuries and exposures to protect EMS providers, so they can help keep the public safe. “Thousands of EMS providers visit emergency departments or occupational health clinics each year for work related events. It is critical that we all take the necessary steps to ensure their health and safety, so they can perform their job when the public needs them,” says Jon R. Krohmer, MD, Director of NHTSA Office of EMS.