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- Report: Olympus may have known about duodenoscope problem
Olympus Corp., recently under pressure about improperly disinfected GI scopes that may have transmitted deadly infections, may have known about potential problems with cleaning its duodenoscopes nearly two years ago, according to a report in Outpatient Surgery Magazine.
- Lockdown at Louisiana hospital after shots fired outside
A suburban New Orleans hospital in briefly went into lockdown April 13 after a man with a rifle came out of nearby woods and fired several shots into the ground in front of witnesses before running back into the woods, according to a report from WWL-TV.
- Be prepared to prevent healthcare violence
The following is an excerpt from the HCPro book, Preventing Workplace Violence: Handbook for Healthcare Workers, published in March 2015. Reviewed by Tony York, CPP, CHPA, MBA, CEO and senior vice president of security for HSS in Denver, the handbook explores the causes of violence in the healthcare environment and offers techniques to help workers reduce violence and keep themselves safe at work.
- Learning from OSHA violations
Massachusetts hospital faces $22,000 in fines after an inspection. Here are the lessons learned.
- OSHA blog: Spring safety in the clinic
As we approach the 50-degree mark here in Boston, I for one am doing the equivalent of a happy dance.
- Mexico explosion renews safety issues
Gas leak destroys children's hospital, killing five. Is your hospital safe from the same fate?
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