Safety - April 2017

Manchester cancer center fire sparks patient evacuation

Facility does not house patients, but is attached to the main hospital


Don’t get caught in the dark, make sure your backup power is hurricane ready

May 15th through the 21st is Hurricane Preparedness Week.


Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif.

Bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems


Leapfrog's spring grades show improvement

Hospitals earned more A's and fewer Fs this spring


Laughing gas leak leads to lockdown of Nevada hospital

A truck was delivering canisters to the hospital when the leak was discovered


Switchboard fire leads to healthcare facility evacuation

Electrical fire at Canberra Hospital sparks political fallout


Cal/OSHA’s healthcare workplace violence rules take effect

Effective April 1, some employers must develop and implement a workplace violence prevention plan


Some fear purple ring symbol in facilities could stigmatize dementia patients

A symbol that would be hung in or outside the room of a patient with dementia is intended to improve workplace safety in Manitoba health facilities



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