As a health care system, Trinity is dedicated to providing excellent patient care, and a safe work environment for our associates. Trinity has adopted the following policies related to associate safety.
Trinity Regional Health System is committed to protecting the safety, health and well-being of all associates and other individuals in our workplace. We recognize that alcohol abuse and drug use pose a significant threat to our goals. We have established a Drug-Free Workplace Program that balances our respect for individuals, with the need to maintain an alcohol and drug free environment. Nothing in this policy is intended, nor should be construed, as requiring “cause” for termination or otherwise altering the at-will nature of the employment relationship. This policy is in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.Continue reading the full policy.
Trinity Lift Assist Program
Trinity seeks to protect the health and safety of its patients and associates, consistent with the values and mission of our organization. Trinity also recognizes the risks and consequences of improper lifting, transferring and repositioning of patients. Therefore, Trinity requires that any associate whose duties include (or may include) lifting, transferring or repositioning of patients be properly trained on patient handling procedures and equipment so they can properly use the lift assist equipment in patient lifts, transfers and repositions. Continue reading the full policy.
Associate Exposures to Communicable Disease
Communicable diseases require diligent attention to ensure that we are mitigating the risk of transfer and exposure. Trinity recognizes that health care personnel may come into contact with communicable diseases both inside and outside of the workplace, and this policy exists to specifically outline guidelines and requirements when specific exposures occur. Continue reading the full policy.
Infection Control, Patient Care Environment
Trinity Regional Health System is committed to providing an environment where all patients and staff will be at minimal risk for infection. Infection control is important in all levels of the health system, from dining and custodial services to providing a medical response to our patients. This policy provides staff with information on standard environmental procedures and patient care practices to help increase our infection control efforts. Continue reading the full policy.
Safe Operating Procedures
To ensure a safe work environment, Trinity has established, and insists upon, safe work methods and practices at all times. Every Trinity Regional Health System staff member should follow the Safe Operating Procedures for their department and is responsible for recognizing and identifying actions that could lead to injury or illness involving another associate, patient, visitor or volunteer. Trinity charges each staff member with the personal responsibility to contribute to a safe work environment. Continue reading the full policy.