Safety - January 2017

Vermont Healthcare facility creates 'safe space' for patients

Grace Cottage Hospital's emergency department's 'safe room' built for vulnerable patients


Drills help Texas healthcare facility prepare for the worst

Medical Center Hospital tries to maintain supplies to be self sufficient for 96 hours


Wander management for long-term facilities

Resident wandering is a serious patient safety issue in long-term care, but recent technology solutions have helped, according to an article on the Longterm Living magazine website


OSHA finds Wisconsin medical clinic exposed workers to asbestos hazards

Company knew of asbestos-containing material since 2008


Sixty percent of health equipment in Africa destroyed by rats

Expert said the situation pointed to the dangers that exist when biomedical engineers are not consulted in the management of health equipment


Limerick hospital fire safety lapses spur threats of legal action

Emergency room at University Hospital ‘not fit-for-purpose’


Data analytics, Internet of Things create new frontier in fire and life safety

New strategies and technology are shaping healthcare facility fire-safety planning in the 21st century


OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare

A recent Government Accountability Office report found that the rate of workplace violence against employees providing healthcare and social assistance services is substantially higher than private industry.


FDA warns of dangers from battery-powered medical carts

Food and Drug Administration has received reports of fires and explosions


Fire-rated glazing can boost security

Fire-rated glass systems can be an alternative to walls in many healthcare facility settings


Attacks on nurses increasing

Experts concerned about the workplace safety in healthcare facilities


Preparing for Calif.’s workplace violence prevention in healthcare rule

By April 1, 2017, many healthcare employers in California will need to comply with the new regulations



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