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- EPA hazardous waste regs still loom ahead
It’s a new day now. Some of us are happy with the results of the presidential election, some are not so happy, and some are choosing to wait and see what happens. Either way, there must be a vigilant eye kept on the changes in the world of regulatory agencies. Sometimes the changes in politics can also produce significant changes in regulation.
- Column: As easy as A-B-C, and swallowing the safety pill
When it comes to safety in the laboratory, there are several rules, regulations, and guidelines to keep track of from multiple organizations. If your responsibilities for lab safety are shared with other job duties, that makes keeping track of these regulations even more difficult. If you’re having a hard time keeping up as a lab safety professional, how are you getting the necessary information to your staff?
- Parkland Hospital unveils new HazMat Unit
When an Amtrak train had derailed on the major Washington-New York rail corridor running through Philadelphia on May 12, 2015, officials feared the worst. Within minutes, at least seven hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area, including Temple, received warning to get ready to receive hundreds of patients, from busloads of walking wounded to critically injured patients coming in via ambulance.
- Sentinel Event Alert focuses on leadership's role in culture of safety
The Joint Commission is encouraging hospitals to promote and sustain a culture of leadership in facilities, reminding leaders that it’s their job to identify and mitigate potential pitfalls on an organizational level.
- Environmental cleaning in outpatient settings: Has your team mastered the basics?
Healthcare delivery has shifted in recent decades away from inpatient hospital care to a number of outpatient settings instead, as providers respond to patient and market demands. The shift has been hailed as a cost-saving model that promotes preventive care, but it also introduces challenges—not the least of which is figuring out how to keep stand-alone clinics clean.
- Brace for more revisions to Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters
Even more changes to The Joint Commission’s Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety (LS) chapters are on the horizon.
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