Healthcare News & Insights

Why hospitals need to worry about all types of safety

Just because a hospital’s doing well in one aspect of its performance doesn’t mean it’s got all the bases covered. One New Jersey facility recently praised for its success in keeping patients safe, learned that lesson the hard way. 

OSHA steps up scrutiny of inpatient facilities

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been scrutinizing the healthcare industry lately and what it found has the agency up in arms. So much so it introduced a new compliance nightmare for hospitals and nursing homes.

Why patient violence happens in hospitals – and how you can stop it

Preventing patient violence in hospitals is important. But to do so effectively, hospitals must first find out the most common reasons why patients turn violent. New research sheds light on this topic.

Hospital elevator causes repairman’s grisly death

Despite efforts to improve worker safety at hospitals, they can still be dangerous places for workers caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. The latest case:

AHA comes out against OSHA setting resident work hours

The American Hospital Association says the feds shouldn’t be in the business of regulating medical residents’ hours.

Report: Only half of attacks on ER nurses reported

A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) reveals startling levels of violence against emergency department nurses.

OSHA weighs tougher rules on residents’ hours

Even tighter rules may be on the way that limit the hours residents can work in hospitals.

OSHA cites hospital over series of violent attacks by patients

Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, has been cited by OSHA after employees were injured 25 times in the past five years by violent patients.

Hospital fined for violating safety standards

Nurses’ inadequate access to key infection control equipment and related safety violations have landed one hospital in hot water with several federal agencies.

New safety rules on the horizon for health care facilities

Don’t be surprised if the feds issue new rules regarding worker safety in health care settings.