Safety

1 in 3 State Nursing Homes Violated Coronavirus Protocols

Common violations include asking COVID-positive staff to keep working, not screening visitors for symptoms and not isolating infected residents

4/14/2021


City’s Hospitals Improve Parking Lot Lighting, Worker Safety

Investigation revealed hospitals nationwide fail to protect employees and visitors from violence

4/9/2021


One Dead, Firefighter Missing in Assisted Living Blaze

Flames were so destructive they collapsed second floor of facility

3/25/2021


Facility Changes Can Create New Risks

Temporary physical changes can include installing temporary barriers, creating temporary screening locations and repurposing spaces

3/24/2021


Group IDs Top Patient Safety Concerns

Eight of 10 concerns tied to or made worse by pandemic

3/19/2021


Storms Reveal Gaps in Protecting Senior Living Facilities

About 50 percent of Texas nursing homes lost power or had burst pipes or water issues

3/12/2021


Active Shooters: Strategies and Tactics for Safety

Managers must incorporate all satellite offices and related facilities in risk assessments

3/3/2021


How Can Hospitals Improve Crisis Management and Recovery?

Emergency medicine physicians identify opportunities to improve crisis planning

3/2/2021


Assessing Risk When Updating Facilities for COVID-19

Changes often create situations that do not strictly comply with NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

3/2/2021


Hospital’s Respirator Use Draws OSHA Penalty

Citation relates to federal guidelines for respirator use with workers treating COVID-19 patients

3/1/2021


Rethinking Safety and Security in the Pandemic Era

Emergency and business continuity plans, particularly pandemic plans, will get refreshed

2/26/2021


Hospitals Across South Review Crisis Performance

Facilities faced three key challenges: accessing water for HVAC systems, sourcing oxygen and getting supplies

2/26/2021


Doctor Wounded in Attack by Patient

Patient stabbed a doctor while being treated inside Pennsylvania Hospital

2/26/2021


Mass Communication’s Role in Emergency Response

System enables healthcare workers to quickly and discreetly report incident

2/25/2021


Protecting Workers Beyond COVID-19

Workplace violence is four times more likely to occur in healthcare settings than other private industries

2/23/2021


Healthcare Facilities Contend with Knockoff PPE

Agents intercepted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit 3M brand masks

2/22/2021


One Year Later, PPE Presents Challenges

CDC recently issued guidance that two masks might be better than one

2/12/2021


Clinic Shooting Spotlights Violence Threat in Healthcare

Suspect kills one person and wounds four others in attack

2/12/2021


The Role of Emergency Management in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

In coming months, emergency management teams will be crucial in establishing and delivering distribution plans

2/11/2021


Assisted-Living Center Resident Suspect in Maintenance Worker’s Murder

Suspect had been told he was not allowed to have gun

2/10/2021


Mechanical Explosion at Hospital Injures 2

Explosion of mechanical equipment in basement went up chimney shaft and damaged several floors

2/8/2021


Joint Commission Proposes Workplace Violence Standards

Standards call for hospitals to have a violence prevention program developed by a multidisciplinary team

2/5/2021


How To Minimize COVID Liability and Ensure Compliance

As the pandemic continues, OSHA will be instrumental in ensuring safe conditions for workers

2/3/2021


PPE Issues Continue One Year Later

Mississippi man allegedly attempted $1.8 million scheme to hoard PPE: DOJ

2/2/2021


Faulty Valve Label Cited in Deaths of Two Patients

Hospital says issue was oxygen valve mistakenly turned off during maintenance

2/2/2021


OSHA-Approved State Standards Help Curtail COVID-19 Cases

In lieu of federal OSHA standards, 28 states have implemented their own emergency standards

1/29/2021


Healthcare Facilities at Risk for COVID-Related Fines, Litigation

Failure to protect employees from COVID-19 could cost facilities thousands of dollars

1/27/2021


Biden Asks OSHA To Review Healthcare Worker Safety

Agency to issue revised guidance on safety during pandemic within next two weeks

1/26/2021


Amid Vaccine Rollout, PPE Shortage Continues

Requests to one collection group increased by 200 percent between November and December

1/19/2021


Hospitals Fined $184K Over Worker Infections

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

1/15/2021



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