The Cancer Letter June 24, 2016

June 27, 2016

The June 24, 2016 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.


Stem Cell Research News June 20, 2016

June 22, 2016

The June 20th issue of the Stem Cell Research News has been posted.

The Cancer Letter June 17, 2016

June 20, 2016

The June 17, 2016 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

“Federal Safety Standards Implemented at City of Hope” June, 1972

June 16, 2016

In June of 1972, Scope ran an article about the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) coming into effect. This new act was put in place “to assure that every employer covered under the act furnish[ed] to his employees a place of employment which [was] free from recognized hazards that [were] causing or [were] likely to cause death or series physical harm to his employees.”

Photograph of Safety Awareness Committee Member 1972City of Hope had a Safety Committee in place prior to the act, but ensuring full compliance with the new federal safety standards became a new part of its jobs. The committee was comprised of staff from nursing, personnel, employee health services, maintenance, security, administration, and housekeeping.

The article also printed the suggested safety guidelines from the Department of Labor and the American Hospital Association.

  1. Take the law in conjunction with hospital safety and the welfare of yourself and fellow employees seriously.
  2. Eliminate or report all obvious safety hazards in your work area to the Hospital Safety Committee.
  3. Department heads and supervisory personnel should review their operations carefully and report to the Safety Committee any questionable violations.
  4. Be ‘safety conscious’ on the job. Assign someone the responsibility of coordinating health and safety programs within your department.

June is National Safety Month and it is just as important today as it was in the 1970s to be educated on safety protocols while at work and at home. Look through some of the safety topics that are available through MedlinePlus to learn more:

Additional resources for healthcare workers:

Furthermore, the library also has access to the electronic and print versions of both the Basic Life Support: Provider Manual and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support: Provider Manual.

If you are interested in finding more resources on safety topics contact us at or ext. 68497.

The Infinite Library: Interlibrary Loan @ COH

June 14, 2016

When we don’t have the article or book you are looking for, we get it for you. Learn more about our interlibrary loan service below.

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The Cancer Letter June 10, 2016

June 13, 2016

The June 10, 2016 issue of Cancer Letter has been posted.

ILLiad Downtime – June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016

ILLiad, our interlibrary loan and document delivery system, will be down from 8:00pm to 9:30pm PST on Friday, June 10th for maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact us at x68497 or