Safety - September 2018

Green Building Council Institute adopts RELi resilience standard

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


Tech lessons from healthcare facilities that survived recent natural disasters

Many hospitals are not ready for a natural disaster


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


Hurricane season tests disaster recovery plans

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


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


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

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


Common life-safety violations that can mean lost funding

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


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

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


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

Staffing, equipment can be cost-prohibitive


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


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


Safety nets installed after glass panel falls from hospital

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



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