Safety

First Cybersecurity Certification Developed for Healthcare Facilities

More healthcare facilities are falling victim to cyberattacks.

6/4/2024



Two Seniors Die in Hospital Murder-Suicide

The husband and wife found dead were both in their 70s.

5/29/2024



Safety Initiatives Sees Drop in Workplace Violence

Workplace violence has dropped after employee reports of feeling unsafe at work.

5/21/2024





The Workplace Violence-Staffing Connection

As increased workplace violence meets staff shortages, improvements to training programs can help address the challenges.

5/6/2024



Study Clarifies Prevalence of Workplace Violence

75.2 percent of workplace violence events were managed with verbal de-escalation as the only intervention.

4/29/2024



Suicide Offers Reminder of Need for Hospital Security

The incident did not disrupt patient care.

4/19/2024



Cleveland Clinic Implements Flagging System for Violence Prevention: Study

The system flags patients with a history of violence.

4/18/2024



Hospital Revisits Security After Woman Tries to Kidnap Baby

The hospital is reviewing and tightening security measures in response.

4/10/2024



Perceptions of Healthcare Safety Are Mixed: Report

While healthcare safety outcomes improve, patients and employees share mixed views of overall safety.

4/4/2024



New York Hospital Receives Bomb Threat

Police investigate and find no bombs on the premises.

3/27/2024



What Construction Workers Need to Know About Healthcare Facilities

Construction workers are encouraged to work with the facilities team to best determine how to protect patients during a project.

3/18/2024



Arkansas Children's Hospital Reports Nine Violent Incidents in Two Months

These incidents resulted in injuries to 18 employees.

3/15/2024



Hospital Murder Highlights Need for De-escalation Training

De-escalation is crucial to winding down volatile incidents.

3/13/2024



Maintaining Safety in Healthcare Construction Projects

There is an elevated level of planning for safety in a healthcare setting.

3/12/2024



De-escalation Training is Critical for Safety in Healthcare

Leading organizations understand that workplace violence mitigation includes a holistic approach to workforce safety strategy.

3/6/2024



Maximizing Safety Through Digital Training

By embracing technology-driven training, managers help deliver high-quality care while minimizing risks and enhancing overall safety.

2/28/2024



Vanderbilt Health Implements Patient and Visitor Code of Conduct

Introduction of code comes in response to increasing workplace violence against healthcare employees.

2/21/2024



Inmate Dead After Fleeing Kettering Health Dayton

Securing a healthcare facility to prevent such incidents takes several lines of defense.

2/7/2024



Cleveland Clinic Confiscated 30,000 Weapons in 2023

A mix of technology and collaboration can help address workplace violence in healthcare settings.

1/31/2024



Contractor Employee Killed in Construction Incident at Brockton Hospital

OSHA found the contractor could have prevented the fatal incident that occurred in June 2023.

1/31/2024



Workplace Violence: Finding Effective Training

Maintaining a security presence is part of the solution, but managers also need to select a program that meets organizations’ needs.

1/24/2024



Mask Mandates Ramp Up at Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities have resulted in reimplementing masking guidelines as flu season continues.

1/23/2024



De-escalating Workplace Violence: A Training Infrastructure

Strategies and tactics to build an effective program that protects workers and patients.

1/17/2024



Patient Barricades Themself in Room at Methodist Richardson Medical Center

The patient was experiencing a mental health crisis at the time of the incident.

1/10/2024



Sprinkler System Limits Fire Spread at Massachusetts General Hospital

Fire sprinklers are vital to fighting a fire and preventing its spread.

12/22/2023



The Digital Path to Streamlining Code Compliance

The fusion of cutting-edge technology and traditional expertise is the key to creating healthcare environments that are code compliant.

12/13/2023



Two Nurses, One Medical Assistant Slashed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

While violence in healthcare settings is becoming more common, these facilities can adopt many methods to mitigate the threats.

12/13/2023



Preparing for the Hazards of Winter Weather

Winter is here and healthcare facilities must be ready for inclement weather to prevent slips and falls.

12/7/2023



Protecting Healthcare Facility Workers During Winter Weather

As facility managers brace for colder weather, workplace safety must remain top of mind.

12/6/2023



How Facial Recognition Technology Works for Hospitals

This technology aims to add more security, efficiency and accountability.

11/16/2023



 
 
 


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