Safety - September 2018

Green Building Council Institute adopts RELi resilience standard

The new standard will complement LEED’s Resilient Design pilot credits

9/26/2018


Tech lessons from healthcare facilities that survived recent natural disasters

Many hospitals are not ready for a natural disaster

9/21/2018


Right de-icer/anti-icer can improve safety, save money

Hospital grounds maintenance staff are responsible for health and well-being of patients and creating a safe workplace in which clinical staff can care for patients

9/20/2018


Hurricane season tests disaster recovery plans

Nearly half of providers report that they lack a comprehensive disaster recovery plan

9/19/2018


A year after Hurricane Irma, there are still nursing home preparedness concerns

Nursing homes hit by disaster often struggle to execute emergency plans and protect residents

9/17/2018


California senior-facilities’ staffs allegedly abandoned residents during Tubbs Fire

State regulators moved to revoke the licenses of two Santa Rosa senior housing facilities

9/14/2018


Common life-safety violations that can mean lost funding

Government funding involves multiple organizations that all have different standards healthcare facilities must uphold

9/13/2018


Teen kills herself in 'suicide-proof' bedrooms hospital unit

The area of the Glasgow healthcare facility was designed with 'safe' bedrooms

9/12/2018


Hospitals can be difficult to protect from gun violence, experts say

Staffing, equipment can be cost-prohibitive

9/10/2018


Nurses fear increasing attacks by patients

Experts say the frequency and severity of attacks on nurses and other front-line hospital staffers has risen substantially during the past decade

9/7/2018


Senior care facility cited in death of woman in hospital building stairwell

75-year-old woman was found dead in the stairwell of locked power plant building

9/7/2018


Safety nets installed after glass panel falls from hospital

Panels have fallen from the building at least three times since it opened

9/6/2018



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