Safety

Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections

Two hospitals fined for failing to report when employees were infected with COVID-19

1/15/2021


Healthcare Facilities Addressing Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is about four times more prevalent in healthcare than in other industries

1/15/2021


CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Improves Hospital Response

Rule mandates emergency planning and support with an emphasis on communication

1/14/2021


Four Most Frequent COVID-related OSHA Citations

By knowing the common citations, employers can better ensure they are protecting their workers

1/13/2021


OSHA Offers Tips on Safety with Dry Ice

Super-cold blocks of carbon dioxide keep temperamental vaccines at the right temperature

1/13/2021


VA’s Struggle with PPE One of Many Issues

VA had no reliable tracking system for what hospitals have, what they need or what was expired

1/6/2021


Nashville Explosion Hampers Hospital Operations

Blast affected connection points for regional internet services and local wireless, internet and video

1/4/2021


Can Hospitals Use Door Wedges?

Brad Keyes explains the requirements for holding doors open in hospitals

12/23/2020


Second Wave: PPE Shortages Plague Healthcare Again

There weren’t supposed to be more shortages that imperil the lives of doctors, nurses and maintenance and housekeeping workers. But here we are

12/23/2020


State’s Rural Hospitals Worry about PPE Mandate

California requires hospitals to maintain three-month PPE stockpiles starting in April

12/22/2020


How Safe Are U.S. Hospitals?

Rating focuses on how well hospitals protect patients from preventable errors, accidents, injuries and infections

12/17/2020


Life Safety Q&A: Powering Exit Signs

If batteries are removed from exit signs, do signs still need to be tested?

12/16/2020


2021: Looking Ahead at Challenges for Facilities

Assessing the rush to embrace new technologies to keep patients, families and healthcare workers safe

12/15/2020


Streamlining COVID-19 Communication to Staff

Brief huddles, not a barrage of emails and texts, might be the best way to prevent communication overload

12/10/2020


Do You Need Sprinklers in a Covered Walkway?

Learn the fire code requirements for canopies and similar covered spaces

12/9/2020


Developing Robust Emergency Operating Procedures

Preparations must be taken to develop, deploy and maintain emergency operating procedures and harden the facility department’s emergency preparedness

11/10/2020


The Three Stages Of Facility Emergency Response

The biggest challenge that healthcare facility managers face in an emergency is ensuring safety

11/10/2020


Chicago Nursing Home Security Caught 'Ghost' On Security Camera

Guard posts footage on Facebook, where it has racked up more than 2.5 million views

10/30/2020


Completely Wireless Hospital Bed Launched

The new bed has intuitive patient positioning and bed alarms

10/29/2020


Can Nursing Homes Social Distance If The Power Goes Off During A Hurricane?

Many longterm care facilities have temporary generators, which may require moving residents into a single large space

10/28/2020


Acoustics: The Hidden Risk For Mission Critical Data Centers

Focusing on assessment, specification and implementation allows managers can streamline installation and enhance access control

10/22/2020


Natural Disasters Add Challenges For Healthcare Facilities During Pandemic

Hurricanes, etc., can further complicate facility managers’ efforts to help contain COVID-19

10/19/2020


Hurricane Preparedness Procedures for Healthcare Facilities

Mitigating the risk of a hurricane’s impact requires planning, organization, guidance and teamwork

10/19/2020


Senior Facilities Need To Be Part Of Emergency Prep Plan

Report says Connecticut should have worked with more closely with assisted living communities and nursing homes

10/12/2020


Designing A Disaster Plan During COVID-19

COVID’s impact on a disaster plan focuses on risk analysis, emergency response and business continuity

10/9/2020


How Healthcare Facilities Are Dealing With Hurricanes, Wildfires And A Pandemic

Medical centers use lessons learned from pandemic response to manage natural disasters

10/8/2020


Firefighters Work To Protect California Hospital

A hospital skeleton crew stayed back to wet the roof and make last-minute arrangements

10/5/2020


Pa. Hospital Using ‘Mobile Boiler Rooms’ During Repairs After Fire

The fire has been linked to a chemical reaction during maintenance work

9/24/2020


Penn. Hospital Fire Sparks Shelter-in-Place Order For Area

Smoke from putting out a fire at UPMC Lock Haven could have been hazardous

9/18/2020


Pa. Hospital Patient Suffering Third-Degree Burns In Operating Room Fire

Patient files suit against the UPMC Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center

9/16/2020



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