Employee Safety

Read: UCLA Hospital Employee Awarded $1.5M in Racial Harassment Lawsuit

UCLA Hospital Employee Awarded $1.5M in Racial Harassment Lawsuit

In 2017, a former UCLA Health employee filed a lawsuit claiming she was subjected to harassment and bullying due to her race.

Read: Potential Impacts of Sentinel Event Alert No. 57 On Healthcare Security

Potential Impacts of Sentinel Event Alert No. 57 On Healthcare Security

Healthcare security practitioners should consider the potential impact this alert could have on their healthcare organization’s security programs.

Read: Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

In three months, the security dog has answered over 300 calls, found illegal drugs 76 times and de-escalated close to 80 potentially abusive situations. 

Read: JFK Medical Center Staff Concerned Over Lack of Security

JFK Medical Center Staff Concerned Over Lack of Security

The Palm Beach County hospital decided to remove metal detectors in the building and armed police officers are no longer stationed in the emergency room.

Read: Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Patient Fires Security Officer’s Stun Gun at S.C. Hospital Worker

Witnesses said the patient was becoming combative as hospital workers attempted to restrain him at Roper St. Francis Hospital.

Read: Mayo Clinic Employee Stabs Co-Worker in Hospital Cafeteria

Mayo Clinic Employee Stabs Co-Worker in Hospital Cafeteria

A food service employee stabbed a co-worker four times in the hospital’s employee cafeteria. The victim is expected to survive.

Read: 3 Workplace Violence Levels and How to Address Them

3 Workplace Violence Levels and How to Address Them

Early signs of workplace violence or workplace bullying can include intimidating behavior, verbal abuse, or changes in typical behavior patterns.

Read: Man Breaks Into Mansfield (Mass.) Schools to Stalk Teacher

Man Breaks Into Mansfield (Mass.) Schools to Stalk Teacher

The man has been arrested four times for breaking into multiple public schools to stalk his ex-girlfriend, a teacher for the school district.

Read: Patient Shoots ER Doctor at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

Patient Shoots ER Doctor at West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

The ER doctor says he saw a man in a wheelchair with a gun at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center and knew he had to act.

Read: What Is Bystander Care and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Bystander Care and Why Is It So Important?

First responders take about ten minutes on average to arrive at the scene of an emergency. Bystander care could assist in saving a life.

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