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- OSHA unveils new worker safety tools
To address the alarmingly high rate of workplace injuries in the healthcare industry, OSHA has introduced a new website dedicated solely to hospitals and preventing worker injuries.
- Nurses push for better hospital safety after stabbings
The California Nurses Association is pushing new legislation in that state’s senate that would require stronger workplace violence prevention programs after two nurses were stabbed last weekend in separate incidents in the Los Angeles area, reports the Sacramento Business Journal.
- Illinois hospitals better prepared one year after flooding
One year after parts of Illinois experienced the worst flooding in its history, hospitals that had to be shut down after water inundated their lower levels are trying to make sure it can’t happen again, reports The Morris Daily Herald.
- Mac's Safety Space: A change will do you good ... but what about no change? Exact change?
I’m sure you’ve all had a chance to look over the April 2014 issue of Perspectives, in which EC and LS findings combined to take seven of the top 10 most frequently cited standards during 2013, with issues relating to the integrity of egress taking the top spot.
- Boston Medical Center reduces alarm fatigue by recalibrating alarm limits
If you walk onto the medical-surgical units in Boston Medical Center (BMC), you may notice something strange: silence.
- Hospital physicians must pay $4.5 million in patient death
Two physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital must pay the family of a Plymouth, Mass., woman $4.5 million in a settlement because they failed to take measures that might have prevented her death, reports the Boston Globe.
Hospital safety professionals need to check out the latest advice and musings from Steve MacArthur, safety consultant.
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