Safety - May 2023

Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Making Safety the Norm

As instances of violence rise, OSHA and the Joint Commission take steps to make healthcare facilities safer.


OSHA Cites Hospital for Failing to Keep Employees Safe from Patients

Staff members of Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion reportedly suffered concussions, lacerations and sprains from patients.


AHA Sheds Light on Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities

This case study also offers advice and insight into how to mitigate violent incidents.


OSHA Compliance: Priorities and Challenges

Successful OSHA compliance requires understanding enforcement priorities and delivering training that meets facilities’ needs.


Hospitals in Georgia Can Now Have Own Police Force

A new Georgia law allows hospitals to have their own police force to stop the rise in violence.


UVM Medical Center Patient Falls Out Six Story Window

The patient was able to access the window through a stairwell.


NextGen Healthcare Hit with Cyberattack Potentially Exposing Protected Health Information

This is the second attack to hit NextGen in recent months.


New Rule May Prohibit Healthcare Facilities From Paying Ransom During Cyberattacks

When hacked, IT systems can be taken offline until a ransom is paid. 


Hospital Employees Involved in Argument, One Dead

A fight between two hospital employees turned deadly.


Lockdown Lifted at Oklahoma Hospital

McCurtain Memorial Hospital was placed under a strict lockdown after threats were made against the facility.


The LeapFrog Group Releases Spring 2023 Hospital Safety Grade Data

The average risk of three HAIs spiked to a five-year high and patient experience measures continued to decline.


What Can Cause Fire Sprinklers and Alarms to Not Function?

Manufacturers join to discuss what can cause fire sprinklers and alarms to malfunction.


Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

Managers need to rethink products and strategies in more effectively protecting staff, patients and visitors.


Alabama Passes Law Mandating Hospital Visitors

The bill allows hospitals to have visitors during public health emergencies.



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