Safety

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


CISA Sends ‘Shields Up’ Message to Healthcare Organizations

The message follows the U.S. State Department advisory urging Americans to leave Ukraine.

2/25/2022


OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard: Are You in Compliance?

Respiratory protection programs continue to be among most cited annual OSHA violations across all industries.

2/22/2022


Patient Data Concerns Grow as Facilities Add Technology

While emerging technologies add value to healthcare facilities, top executives are concerned about patient data.

2/18/2022


OSHA Asks Healthcare Facilities to Better Protect Workers

Reports of injuries and illness in healthcare workers increased by 249 percent in 2020.

2/17/2022


S.C. Nursing Home Owner Arrested, Charged with Neglect

A South Carolina man who owns and runs two assisted living facilities was arrested and charged recently with neglecting and exploiting vulnerable adults and breach of trust.

2/17/2022


Hospitals Must Address Biases to Improve Patient Care

Lack of resources because of the ongoing pandemic have played a role in taking action against biases.

2/16/2022


Access Board Rule Targets Diagnostic Equipment

Standards established minimum technical criteria to ensure accessibility to medical diagnostic equipment, such as examination tables and imaging equipment.

2/16/2022


Hospitals Warned Against Potential Ransomware Attacks

HHS suggests that healthcare facilities take the following steps to reduce attack surface areas to the greatest extent possible.

2/15/2022


Mental Health in Healthcare Facilities Reaches Crisis Levels

More businesses have begun prioritizing their employees’ mental wellbeing as reports of poor mental health have reached crisis levels.

2/14/2022



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