Safety

UCSF Health Earns ‘A’ for Safety

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

11/19/2021


University of Missouri Finds Benefits in Telehealth Appointments

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

11/16/2021


What Causes Legionella?

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

11/2/2021


OSHA To Address Heat-Related Work Risks

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

11/1/2021


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

10/28/2021


AHA Rolls Out Workplace Violence Guidelines

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

10/26/2021


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

10/22/2021


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

10/20/2021


Joint Commission Resources Address Workplace Violence

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

10/18/2021


Parking Lot Lighting Focus of New Guide

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

10/12/2021


2 Keys To Preventing Slips and Falls in Hospitals

As many as 1 million people fall in hospitals every year

10/11/2021


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

9/20/2021


New UL Resources Target Fire Safety

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

9/20/2021


Blower Fans Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Fire-related property damage has totalled $75,000

9/9/2021


Hurricane, Wildfires Making Resilience a Top Priority for Facilities

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

9/8/2021


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

9/3/2021


Pandemic, Hurricane Test Resilience of Gulf Coast Hospitals

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

9/1/2021


Joint Commission Revises Workplace Violence Standards

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

8/25/2021


6 Tips for Disaster Preparedness

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

8/20/2021


Patient Attack Prompts Injuries, Strike at Hospital

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

8/18/2021


5 Ways To Improve Patient Safety

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

8/10/2021


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

7/28/2021


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.

7/22/2021


5 Fire Prevention Tips for Hospitals

Recent incidents highlight need for fire safety and prevention practices

7/20/2021


Hospital Contract Addresses PPE, Workplace Violence

Pact calls for hospital behavioral response team with added security for workplace violence prevention

7/8/2021


One Dead in Fire in Hospital

Officials investigating whether defibrillator being used ignited something in room

7/7/2021


Hospitals, States Struggle To Prepare for the Next Crisis

New Jersey officials hope new budget will help hospitals improve emergency preparedness

7/6/2021


Fire Safety and Cybersecurity: What’s the Connection?

Attacks can create false alarms, loss of communication or denial of service, and a malfunctioning system could compromise patient safety

6/24/2021


OSHA Cites Medical Facilities Owner Over COVID-19

Owner accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to virus and implement proper safety measures

6/22/2021


Stabbing of Physician Leads to Lawsuit

Doctor’s lawyers say no one on staff alerted hospital security or seemed to know how to respond to incident

6/21/2021



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