Safety - March 2022

Hospitals’ Body Cameras Help Fight Workplace Violence

CoxHealth hospitals’ security guards have started to wear body cams to help monitor workplace violence.


OSHA Works Toward Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers

OSHA is developing a standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus.


Firing Over COVID-19 Complaint Triggers U.S. Lawsuit

Whistleblower sues over alleged firing regarding complaint about medical practice's failure to protect employees from COVID-19.


COVID-19 Drives Surge in Workplace Violence

Joint Commission revised its workplace violence standards effective Jan. 1, 2022.


Emergency Preparedness Now a Year-Round Challenge

Threats from hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes require increased attention to healthcare facility resilience.


OSHA Expands COVID-19 Inspections at Healthcare Facilities

OSHA will increase highly focused inspections at healthcare facilities that treat or handle COVID-19 patients.


Bat Intrusion Hits Louisiana Medical Center

No patients or staff members were harmed, and affected areas were cleaned and disinfected.


Two Emergency Preparedness Tactics for Healthcare Facilities

Facility managers must ensure buildings and organizations are ready to handle crises while supporting a high level of care.


What Can Hospitals Do To Prevent Workplace Violence?

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.


Biden Reforms Aim to Improve Quality and Safety of Senior Care Facilities

President Joe Biden has announced plans to improve the quality of the nation’s nursing homes.


Wisconsin Passes Law Protecting Healthcare Workers

The legislation makes it a felony to threaten a healthcare worker or their family.



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