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Hospital Safety Center: 2019 Archive
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December 2019 - View Full Issue
Ligature risk, infection control top concerns at Executive Briefings
Top EC problems include infection control, risk assessments, documentation
Top LS issues involve usual suspects: Sprinkler systems, means of egress
Validation surveys can uncover array of physical environment problems
Answers about plywood head walls, K cylinders, converting rooms
Tips on managing shared facilities: Don't air your dirty laundry
Info exchange helps guide preparation for taxing patient surges
November 2019 - View Full Issue
TJC, other AOs told to step up on finding EoC, LSC violations
Florida storms: Flip phone training and other lessons learned from hurricanes past
IC within physical environment is key theme at annual TJC session
Use checklist to help staff clear areas to protect at-risk patients
Disposal of Sharps: Can You Leave Them in the Bin for Central Accumulation?
USP delays revised chapters; USP to be informational only for now
SHEA: Study finds major problems with PPE doffing
What are the distance requirements for portable fire extinguishers?
October 2019 - View Full Issue
Ensure compliance with EPA rule: Ban all sewering of hazardous waste drugs
EPA offers definitions for new management of hazardous waste drugs
Use of Tasers and other control weapons remains debate in hospitals
Q&A: Understand the risks and benefits of arming security
Time to remind staff about the fire dangers with decorations
Ask the expert: Can smoke compartments be removed from plans
Back to school
September 2019 - View Full Issue
Beware the bio slime: Legionella problems can lurk even in new pipes
Think carefully before using security officers to monitor high-risk patients
Get ready to measure for accurate square footage- BBI is now required
Meeting Legionella requirements: Examples from CMS
Answers on areas of refuge, natural gas generators and receptacles
Survey 101: The accreditation survey isn't your only concern
August 2019 - View Full Issue
HFAP review offers key compliance tips on toughest EOC, Life Safety problems
Q&A: 2019 quality review highlights ligature risk, IC, fire safety
Check worker safety training against these OSHA regulatory requirements
OSHA requests your input on possible changes to lockout/tagout rules
Ensure empty O2 cylinders are stored separately and policies are clear
Follow these tips for before, during, after next big storm
July 2019 - View Full Issue
The top fire safety violations and how your facility can avoid them
Welcome to the new Healthcare Safety Leader
Excerpt: Guide to NFPA requirements on fire extinguishing systems
OSHA data shows decrease in healthcare worker injuries
Food and drink in the clinic: Where can staff have lunch?
Doors and videos: TJC offers more ligature prevention clarification
Design for disaster: Building with survival in mind
FDA: Problems persist with duodenoscope reprocessing
2019 Accreditation Professional Salary Survey
June 2019 - View Full Issue
Review requirements for respirator fit testing to ensure OSHA, CMS compliance
OSHA rule will help protect sensitive employee information
The pros and cons of having healthcare facilities in shopping malls
Most-cited standards in 2018 show you need to check your sprinkler heads
Next month, BHS becomes Healthcare Safety Leader
May 2019 - View Full Issue
Revisions to immediate jeopardy process spotlights accountability of facility
HVAC monitoring systems help engineers contain infectious diseases, save money
How to create a culture of safety in your clinic
CMS revisions reflect infectious disease danger and emergency standby power systems
April 2019 - View Full Issue
Check your states for deadlines on the new hazardous waste pharmaceuticals rule
Plane crash readiness: Creating an emergency preparedness partnership
Tune up your clinic security and safety for spring
Know your hospital's electrical backup plan
March 2019 - View Full Issue
Air pressures, cleaning, and maintenance critical to sterile compounding areas
Study finds stethoscopes are dirtier than you think they are
A primer on construction readiness and compliance in your facility
Review the little things to help your life safety and emergency preparation readiness game
February 2019 - View Full Issue
EPA announces final rule to set new standards on hazardous waste pharmaceuticals
How to design your units to keep alert for ligature and suicide risks
Planning a freestanding ER? ASHE suggests focusing on life safety issues
January 2019 - View Full Issue
A fire safety primer for your facility
Wildfires: Review community communications, train for quick evacuations
Wildfires: Use TRAIN matrix to triage patients in mass evacuation
OSHA says employers must protect temp workers from noise and respirator hazards
BHS 2018 index
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