Facility Operations - October 2021

Creating ‘Systemness’ in Facility Operations

Strategy can reduce maintenance, sourcing and utilities expenses by 12 to 18 percent

10/29/2021


Hearing Protection Use Low in Healthcare: NIOSH

Researchers found some of the highest prevalences of non-use among exposed workers in finance and insurance, and healthcare and social assistance

10/28/2021


AHA Rolls Out Workplace Violence Guidelines

Framework addresses four critical areas: trauma support, a culture of safety, violence intervention and risk mitigation

10/26/2021


Joint Commission Issues Cybersecurity Advisory

Resource provides safety actions and resources to help managers and organizations prepare for and repel cybersecurity events

10/25/2021


Nursing Home Failed To Properly Protect Staff from COVID-19: OSHA

Facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after employee died of disease

10/22/2021


Better Buildings Compiles Resilience Resources

Managers can use resources to minimize exposure to climate-related impacts through resilience planning, implementing new energy technologies, and decreasing energy demand

10/22/2021


5 Ways To Stop Slips and Falls in Long-term Care Facilities

Up to 75 percent of all nursing home residents fall each year. Here’s how facility managers can prevent problems

10/20/2021


WaterSense Provides Guidance on Water Conservation

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use about 7 percent of the total water use in U.S. facilities

10/20/2021


OSHA Increasing Inspections in Healthcare Facilities

Inspections are part of new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare

10/19/2021


Joint Commission Resources Address Workplace Violence

Page offers links to Joint Commission resources, as well as resources from federal, state, and professional organizations

10/18/2021


Bottom Line: Study Finds Shoes Major Source of C. Diff

Shoe soles had highest positivity rates, with 45 percent of samples testing positive for bacteria

10/15/2021


UL Certification Recognizes Food Service Safety

Mark provides objective evidence that food service operations in healthcare facilities and other settings meet key food safety criteria

10/15/2021


How To Measure Cleanliness of Hospital Surfaces

What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results

10/14/2021


AI Opportunities in Healthcare Emergency Management

Tips for successfully implementing emergency management technology

10/13/2021


Parking Lot Lighting Focus of New Guide

Guide demonstrates how to promote safety while reducing power demand by lighting parking lots more uniformly

10/12/2021


2 Keys To Preventing Slips and Falls in Hospitals

As many as 1 million people fall in hospitals every year

10/11/2021


CISA Tool Helps Assess Cyber Risks

Managers can further understand nature of insider threats and steps to create prevention and mitigation programs

10/11/2021


4 Reasons You’re Disinfecting Improperly

Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is critical to preventing spread of infection. Unfortunately, you’re likely doing it wrong

10/8/2021


Disinfectants Damage Medical Device Monitoring Systems

Case study finds that chemical exposure led to equipment damage

10/7/2021


New Research Shows Effectiveness of Light Disinfection Against COVID-19

Technology also proven to work against Influenza A

10/6/2021


Researchers Develop Masks for Prolonged Use

Mask with micro air cleaner provides constant flow of purified air to create invisible air shield that can block ambient particles

10/6/2021


ASHE Resources Support COVID-19 Efforts

Resources cover critical operations, such as air quality, safety and security, emergency preparedness and infection prevention

10/5/2021


ICC Resource Supports Inclusion of EVs

Educational resource addresses EV charging infrastructure and building codes

10/4/2021



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