You are the Director of Health Information Management. You are required to do a safety review of your department which includes the equipment used and the office furniture.
- Identify potential hazards in the department and develop a schedule when you will check on the performance of the equipment (scanners, fax machines, computer printers, etc.) to make sure these are being cleaned and checked on a regular basis. Include fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors as well as locks on doors.
- Identify that the furniture used is not ergonomically correct and you will need to recommend work stations and chairs that will be correct.
Hint: Include off-site or remote workers in this plan. Put your information in a report format that will be sent to the Safety Committee as an annual review for Health Information Management and serve as a Safety Plan for HIM.