Safety - February 2021

Rethinking Safety and Security in the Pandemic Era

Emergency and business continuity plans, particularly pandemic plans, will get refreshed


Hospitals Across South Review Crisis Performance

Facilities faced three key challenges: accessing water for HVAC systems, sourcing oxygen and getting supplies


Doctor Wounded in Attack by Patient

Patient stabbed a doctor while being treated inside Pennsylvania Hospital


Mass Communication’s Role in Emergency Response

System enables healthcare workers to quickly and discreetly report incident


Protecting Workers Beyond COVID-19

Workplace violence is four times more likely to occur in healthcare settings than other private industries


Healthcare Facilities Contend with Knockoff PPE

Agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M brand masks


One Year Later, PPE Presents Challenges

CDC recently issued guidance that two masks might be better than one


Clinic Shooting Spotlights Violence Threat in Healthcare

Suspect kills one person and wounds four others in attack


The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

In coming months, emergency management teams will be crucial in establishing and delivering distribution plans


Assisted-Living Center Resident Suspect in Maintenance Worker’s Murder

Suspect had been told he was not allowed to have gun


Mechanical Explosion at Hospital Injures 2

Explosion of mechanical equipment in basement went up chimney shaft and damaged several floors


Joint Commission Proposes Workplace Violence Standards

Standards call for hospitals to have a violence prevention program developed by a multidisciplinary team


How To Minimize COVID Liability and Ensure Compliance

As the pandemic continues, OSHA will be instrumental in ensuring safe conditions for workers


PPE Issues Continue One Year Later

Mississippi man allegedly attempted $1.8 million scheme to hoard PPE: DOJ


Faulty Valve Label Cited in Deaths of Two Patients

Hospital says issue was oxygen valve mistakenly turned off during maintenance



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