Safety - August 2019

Hospitals working to meet the challenge of seismic safety

Being able to ride out a major quake and remain operational doesn’t come cheap


Healthcare facilities must manage emergencies for hours, days after

Healthcare systems should maintain vigilant foresight


Hospitals prep for the worst as mass shootings become more common

Hospitals mandate training for tragedy


Hospitals use technology, training to support seismic readiness

Healthcare facilities are diversifying their communication tools, outfitting buildings with technology and running preparedness scenarios


Glasgow hospital fire evacuation protocols called 'chaotic and confusing'

Staff member says patients and staff at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital could be at risk


Washington hospital works to improve safety after patient's death

The patient ran from the facility after tampering with a fire alarm


High levels of air pollution found at London hospital causes concern

Pollution may be coming from generators and boilers at St Bartholomew’s Hospital


Hundreds of Tampa Bay area nursing homes, assisted living facilities still without backup power

A Florida law fines facilities as much as $1,000 per day for failure to install permanent generators, but records show these facilities rarely paid fines


Regular inspections, testing helps keep sprinklers working properly

The reliability and effectiveness with which sprinklers operate cuts both the human and financial costs of fires



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