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.

2/25/2022


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

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

2/22/2022


Patient Data Concerns Grow as Facilities Add Technology

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

2/18/2022


OSHA Asks Healthcare Facilities to Better Protect Workers

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

2/17/2022


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.

2/17/2022


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.

2/16/2022


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.

2/16/2022


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.

2/15/2022


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.

2/14/2022


OSHA Spotlights Safety Risks from Use of Robots

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

2/9/2022



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