Survey Reveals Need for More Safety Resources in Healthcare

Energy efficiency and sustainability are high priorities in healthcare facilities, but patients come first


Court Orders Care Facility To Pay Attorneys Over OSHA Subpoena

Behavioral health facility failed to comply with OSHA-issued subpoena for documents


OSHA Withdraws Part of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

Action affects non-recordkeeping portions of healthcare ETS


OSHA Partnership Targets Medical School Construction

Organizations will engage workers in safety meetings and seek employee participation in construction site audits


Adult Portable Bed Rails Recalled

Manufacturer received two reports of entrapment deaths associated with two of its bed assist handle bed rails


How To Prevent Foodborne Illness During Pandemic

CDC has reported 14 foodborne illness outbreaks in 2021, up from 10 cases in 2020


UCSF Health Earns ‘A’ for Safety

Grade is based on more than 30 national performance measures that reflect errors, injuries, accidents and infections


University of Missouri Finds Benefits in Telehealth Appointments

Telehealth increases access to convenient care while lowering the risk of COVID-19 exposure


What Causes Legionella?

Learn why Legionella can be found in a healthcare facility’s water supply


OSHA To Address Heat-Related Work Risks

Action begins process to consider heat-specific workplace rule for hazardous heat conditions


Hearing Protection Use Low in Healthcare: NIOSH

Researchers found some of the highest prevalences of non-use among exposed workers in finance and insurance, and healthcare and social assistance


AHA Rolls Out Workplace Violence Guidelines

Framework addresses four critical areas: trauma support, a culture of safety, violence intervention and risk mitigation


Nursing Home Failed To Properly Protect Staff from COVID-19: OSHA

Facility failed to protect employees and temporary staff from possible coronavirus hazards a year after employee died of disease


5 Ways To Stop Slips and Falls in Long-term Care Facilities

Up to 75 percent of all nursing home residents fall each year. Here’s how facility managers can prevent problems


Joint Commission Resources Address Workplace Violence

Page offers links to Joint Commission resources, as well as resources from federal, state, and professional organizations


Parking Lot Lighting Focus of New Guide

Guide demonstrates how to promote safety while reducing power demand by lighting parking lots more uniformly


2 Keys To Preventing Slips and Falls in Hospitals

As many as 1 million people fall in hospitals every year


Keeping Patients Safe From Harm: Enacting and Sustaining a Ligature Risk Assessment

Many facility-related products in hospital rooms can pose a risk to patients


New UL Resources Target Fire Safety

Software tracks and manages certification, testing schedules, professional competencies and other activities across single buildings or whole portfolios


Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000


Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities

Recent report suggests catastrophic climate change is imminent unless huge greenhouse gas reductions succeed


Pandemic Tensions Fueling Rise in Healthcare Workplace Violence

Workers and health care officials say incidents of violence against staff have been rising in number and intensity


Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals

Hospitals in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama implement response plans for twin emergencies


Joint Commission Revises Workplace Violence Standards

Updated version will be effective Jan. 1, 2022, and include an updated definition of workplace violence


6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

Managers should regularly review safety protocols in the event of an emergency


Patient Attack Prompts Injuries, Strike at Hospital

Incident at Cascade Behavioral Health hospitalized one worker, injured others and threatened safety of additional patients


5 Ways To Improve Patient Safety

Every healthcare facility’s goal is to keep patients safe while giving them an optimal experience


Senior Living Centers Fined $5.5 Million Over COVID-19 Practices

More than 184,000 nursing home residents have died of COVID-19 as of June 2021


Staffing Shortage: Virginia Temporarily Closes Several Mental Hospitals

Five of eight of the state's mental healthcare facilities are closing admissions due to short staffing.


5 Fire Prevention Tips for Hospitals

Recent incidents highlight need for fire safety and prevention practices



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