Safety - February 2013

Experts offer emergency action plan tips in case of hospital shooting

While it is impossible to create a zero-risk environment for gun violence in any workplace, including healthcare facilities, it is possible to be prepared for how employees would handle such an event should it occur.


Training webinar offered on healthcare workplace violence and prevention

Mentor Health will offer a training webinar on workplace violence in healthcare facilities on April 30.


ICC safety code updates have big impact on hospitals

The International Code Council (ICC) has recently approved several proposals for the 2015 edition of the International Building Code with direct repercussions for hospitals.


Design by assumption can prove deadly in behavioral health facilities

Psychiatric hospitals have their own design needs and do not necessarily benefit from the evidence-based design practices suitable for a general hospital.


Joplin hospital rebuilds, aiming to withstand monster tornados

After an EF5 tornado ripped apart St. John's Regional Medical Center on May 22, 2011, the Joplin, Mo., hospital is making every effort to rebuild with a new hardened facility designed to stand up to devastating wind forces.



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