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Hospital Safety Center: 2011 Archive
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December 2011 - View Full Issue
Joint Commission makes life safety a priority
Practical ways to ensure safe construction and renovation projects
FDA focuses on preventing surgical fires
All I want for Christmas is ... safe days ahead
November 2011 - View Full Issue
Selling mandatory flu shots to hospital staff
Requiring masks for healthcare workers
It's time for hospitals to address workplace bullying
New Hampshire healthcare system takes path to ­sustainability
Three steps to prepare your hospital for GHS compliance
October 2011 - View Full Issue
Develop a program to ­protect workers from ­hazardous drug exposures
New guide to help hospitals with emergency water supply planning
When planning for the worst, involve IC leaders
How one Vancouver hospital prepared for the riot that followed a Stanley Cup loss
Support from the C-suite makes the job easier
September 2011 - View Full Issue
How a facilities ­management resource ­center can help you
Joint Commission standards address construction and renovation
Medical staff professionals play a role in emergency preparedness
Guidelines set gold standard for cleaning surgical suites
NFPA approves new version of Life Safety Code
August 2011 - View Full Issue
A hospital's first steps to disaster recovery
Tornado devastates Missouri hospital
How to comply with new Joint Commission requirement for emergency exercises
Hospitals need to assess risks of waterborne pathogens
Watch for interim gas measures
July 2011 - View Full Issue
Nine tips to help get you through the next Joint Commission survey
EC and LS standards more problematic than ever in 2010 surveys
Joint Commission revises requirements for fire protection system testing
IC's most problematic standard requires team effort
Hospitals take on recycling of blue wrap to help reduce waste
Most hospitals demonstrate high all-hazard preparedness
June 2011 - View Full Issue
Report card: How well are hospitals prepared for emergencies?
Japan disaster demonstrates need for hospital emergency preparedness
Handling special needs populations is a challenge in disasters
New federal EM standards to result from Katrina
Joint Commission endoscope requirement in place
Five helpful tips for managers to get the most out of safety committee meetings
May 2011 - View Full Issue
The challenges of hazardous chemical reporting
EPA issues final rule to reduce boiler emissions
Joint Commission expects hospitals to address patient communication standards
OSHA updates requirements for PPE with new ­enforcement guidelines
April 2011 - View Full Issue
Joint Commission revises requirements for fire alarm and protection systems
Use your risk assessments to your advantage during surveys
Many hospitals jumping on social media bandwagon
Hospitals go green, save money with free recycling program
March 2011 - View Full Issue
Risk assessments: The catch-all for hazard analysis
Upcoming OSHA hazard communication change may make process more user- friendly
How one hospital system cut energy costs and saved $1 million annually
Use intranet website to put hospital?s emergency operation plans at everyone’s fingertips
Creating an environment that is friendly and secure
With more technology to choose from, it?s important to understand what to buy and why
February 2011 - View Full Issue
Hospitals have unique challenges to ensure air quality
Emergency water supply planning moves onto hospital radar screens
Worker’s death is a reminder to hospitals to ensure safe storage
Boston hospital’s EM program is deficiency free and wins high praise
Steps to help ensure survey success
Security’s involvement in suicide risks
Train your officers according to your facility’s needs
January 2011 - View Full Issue
Staff training needed for OSHA compliance
Follow these eight steps to design your emergency exercises
Stolen camera creates privacy breach for Arkansas hospital
Briefings on Hospital Safety 2010 index
Virtual fire extinguisher provides realistic training
Security considerations for psychiatric patients
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