Safety

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Guidance to Target Healthcare Security Incidents

The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety revised its workplace violence standard to address the heightened threats to security and safety.

6/16/2022


Healthcare Officials Urge Senate to Act on Gun Reform

After two mass shootings at two different hospitals, healthcare officials are working to prevent workplace violence.

6/15/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


Access Control Systems Reevaluated in Wake of Mass Shootings

The mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital leaves many facilities rethinking access control

6/3/2022


Why Your Facility Needs a Pest Management Plan

Hospitals face a series of risks when unwanted pests get into their facility.

5/31/2022


GAO Cites Concerns About OSHA’s Pandemic Performance

Report says OSHA must closely scrutinize itself to ensure future actions protect workers.

5/27/2022


Healthcare Wayfinding Evolves During Pandemic

Wayfinding has proven essential to help patients, staff and visitors navigate hospitals.

5/26/2022


How Healthcare Food Service Operations Work Through Ongoing Supply Chain Challenges

Hospital kitchens face the same challenges as families but on a much grander scale.

5/25/2022


Construction Training Can Prevent Hospital Acquired Infections

Hospitals can’t shutter operations during renovations, so it is up to construction crews to ensure their work doesn’t harm patients.

5/25/2022


How Healthcare Facilities Can Best Protect Their Assets

Daniel Loo of Rimkus Consulting Group's Safety and Security Practice advises how healthcare facilities can better serve their operations.

5/17/2022


Basic Infection Control Will Help Curtail HAIs

Out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high-income countries and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries will acquire at least one hospital acquired infection.

5/10/2022


Fighting Fecal Matter on High-Touch Surfaces

Diarrheal illnesses are among most frequent healthcare-acquired infections in long-term care facilities

5/3/2022


Hospitals Ease Mask Requirements as New Variant Looms

Some hospitals are changing their masking requirements after the federal government struck down the nationwide mask mandate for public transit.

4/26/2022


Construction Site Theft Could Delay Opening of Servier County Medical Center

Thieves allegedly stole an undetermined amount of copper lines and tools.

4/13/2022


More People are Concerned About Hospital Safety than Ever Before

Growing violence at healthcare facilities has made 60 percent of survey respondents concerned about loved ones’ safety.

4/12/2022


FBI Warns Against Cyberattacks, What Healthcare Facilities Can Do to Better Protect Themselves

Nearly 1 million patient records were breached in March.

4/11/2022


Nation’s Nursing Homes Need Sweeping Changes

The report calls for vast changes in an industry whose challenges have been magnified by pandemic.

4/7/2022


WHO Publishes New Guide: Caring for Those Who Care

World Health Organization guide provides overview of key elements of occupational health and safety programs.

4/6/2022


Hospitals’ Body Cameras Help Fight Workplace Violence

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

3/31/2022



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.

3/25/2022


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.

3/24/2022


COVID-19 Drives Surge in Workplace Violence

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

3/18/2022


Emergency Preparedness Now a Year-Round Challenge

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

3/14/2022


OSHA Expands COVID-19 Inspections at Healthcare Facilities

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

3/11/2022


Bat Intrusion Hits Louisiana Medical Center

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

3/9/2022


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.

3/8/2022


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.

3/7/2022


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.

3/3/2022


Wisconsin Passes Law Protecting Healthcare Workers

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

3/3/2022



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