Healthcare facilities avoid tripping hazards, bacteria seams in restrooms

October 14, 2015

Healthcare facilities can avoid tripping hazards and bacteria seams in restrooms with combination toilet/shower rooms that are sometimes called universal design, according to an article on the FacilitiesNet website.

Rather than using a shower stall to contain the water, part of the restroom is designated “the shower zone.” The entire floor slopes to a drain within the shower zone.

To further reduce the risk of falls, universal restrooms should incorporate a shower seat. 

Because of infection control concerns, touch- or hands-free faucets, toilets, and urinals have also become standard. 

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Safety

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
Focus: Infection Control

N.Y. nursing home cited after maggots found in patient wound

Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation was not fined


Atlanta hospital expects repair of flooding damage to take until fall

A water pipe break in early December flooded three floors at Grady Memorial Hospital


Calif. hospital sets up overflow tent for flu patients

California seeing more flu cases than normal


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Storage of flammable liquids (Part 3)

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for storage of flammable liquids


Haiti's biggest hospital still not rebuilt 10 years after quake

Port-au-Prince hospital one of the first projects approved for Haiti’s reconstruction


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.