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Employee Health and Safety

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The Veterans Health Administration has become a national leader in developing programs and policies to protect the safety and health of its employees.


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Goals are to:

  • Eliminate work-related injury and illness in the Veterans Health Administration.
  • Assure appropriate treatment, minimize disability and support return to work.
  • Assure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, The Joint Commission, and professional public health practices and standards.


Major programs elements include: