Safety - February 2022

CISA Sends ‘Shields Up’ Message to Healthcare Organizations

The message follows the U.S. State Department advisory urging Americans to leave Ukraine.


OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard: Are You in Compliance?

Respiratory protection programs continue to be among most cited annual OSHA violations across all industries.


Patient Data Concerns Grow as Facilities Add Technology

While emerging technologies add value to healthcare facilities, top executives are concerned about patient data.


OSHA Asks Healthcare Facilities to Better Protect Workers

Reports of injuries and illness in healthcare workers increased by 249 percent in 2020.


S.C. Nursing Home Owner Arrested, Charged with Neglect

A South Carolina man who owns and runs two assisted living facilities was arrested and charged recently with neglecting and exploiting vulnerable adults and breach of trust.


Hospitals Must Address Biases to Improve Patient Care

Lack of resources because of the ongoing pandemic have played a role in taking action against biases.


Access Board Rule Targets Diagnostic Equipment

Standards established minimum technical criteria to ensure accessibility to medical diagnostic equipment, such as examination tables and imaging equipment.


Hospitals Warned Against Potential Ransomware Attacks

HHS suggests that healthcare facilities take the following steps to reduce attack surface areas to the greatest extent possible.


Mental Health in Healthcare Facilities Reaches Crisis Levels

More businesses have begun prioritizing their employees’ mental wellbeing as reports of poor mental health have reached crisis levels.


OSHA Spotlights Safety Risks from Use of Robots

Robots in hospitals perform cleaning duties, deliver medications and handle routine security.



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