Safety - March 2022
CoxHealth hospitals’ security guards have started to wear body cams to help monitor workplace violence.
OSHA is developing a standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Whistleblower sues over alleged firing regarding complaint about medical practice's failure to protect employees from COVID-19.
Joint Commission revised its workplace violence standards effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Threats from hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes require increased attention to healthcare facility resilience.
OSHA will increase highly focused inspections at healthcare facilities that treat or handle COVID-19 patients.
No patients or staff members were harmed, and affected areas were cleaned and disinfected.
Facility managers must ensure buildings and organizations are ready to handle crises while supporting a high level of care.
Reports of violence and harassment have increased in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, but organizations are still looking for the best way to protect staff members and patients.
President Joe Biden has announced plans to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes.
The legislation makes it a felony to threaten a healthcare worker or their family.