Most Allegheny County hospitals may seem like efficient operations. We forget hospitals can be bustling, crowded places with medical professionals who often must act quickly to address patients' needs and respond to emergencies. The accelerated pace among workers can result in slips, trips or falls that lead to serious injuries.
Injured hospital workers also must be concerned about medical costs and lost workdays and income. Hospitals have multiple incentives to prevent STF accidents. The risk of losing an employee's services, even temporarily, impacts productivity and the volume of workers' compensation claims.