Safety - March 2013

Extending deadline for nursing home sprinklers open for comment

A proposed deadline extension for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement that all nursing home facilities have automatic sprinkler systems by August 13 is open for comment.


More than 8,000 hospital safety violations now publicly searchable

A searchable database of federal safety rule violations at about 1,000 hospitals since 2011 is now available.


Pre-incident planning at facilities aids first responders in emergency

Understanding what is front of mind for first responders can help facility managers better prepare for what will happen in the event of an emergency.



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