Posts by Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell

Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell

Dr. Amber Hogan Mitchell
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Dr. Mitchell is the International Safety Center’s President and Executive Director.  The Center distributes the Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet®) to hospitals to measure occupational exposures to sharps injuries and other blood and body fluid exposures.  Dr. Mitchell's career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to preventing infectious disease.  She has worked in the uniformed services, public, private, and academic sectors.  She is also the founder and president of The Public’s Health.  A consulting business that focuses on health and safety as a means to increase business vitality and longevity.    Dr. Mitchell began her career as the first OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and has received several Secretary of Labor Excellence awards for her work on bioterrorism and public preparedness.  She holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University.  She is Certified in Public Health as a member of the very first CPH cohort offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Electronic Reporting Gives Healthcare Employers the Nudge They Need to Protect...

Abstract: In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their new electronic reporting requirements for US workplaces.  Beginning July 2017, most...

Personal Protective Equipment Strikethrough: Risk or Rhetoric?

Abstract: The CBS investigative news program “60 Minutes” aired a segment called “Strikethrough: A Matter of Life, Death, and Litigation” on Sunday May 1, 2016....

Endoscopes: A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Abstract: As the public becomes more aware of the possibility of becoming infected with drug resistant pathogens from inadequately reprocessed endoscopes when they undergo endoscopic...

Hepatitis C Virus Still Unacceptably High Risk for Healthcare Workers

Abstract: Background: A recently published study describes that the prevalence of occupational hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is higher than the general population.  This study...

Occupational Risk on the Rise: Turning a Blind Eye

Abstract: In hospitals and health clinics, the goal is to always treat the patients. An emerging concern is the welfare of the health care workers...