OSHA

Read: Proposed Bipartisan Bill Would Make Violence Against Healthcare Workers a Federal Crime

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Would Make Violence Against Healthcare Workers a Federal Crime

The bill states that anyone who “knowingly assaults” a hospital employee would be subject to fines and up to 10 years in prison.

Read: OSHA: Jacksonville Treatment Facility Failed to Improve Worker Safety Despite Nearly 200 Violent Incidents

OSHA: Jacksonville Treatment Facility Failed to Improve Worker Safety Despite Nearly 200 Violent Incidents

OSHA’s investigation found that Wekiva Springs Center LLC had nearly 200 incidents last year and 10 assaults by patients in 53 days.

Read: OSHA Fines UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital $14,500 Over Workplace Violence

OSHA Fines UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital $14,500 Over Workplace Violence

OSHA found that UF Health employees suffered bites, concussions, and broken bones caused by altercations with patients.

Read: How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

How RTLS Mobile Duress Technology Protects Healthcare Workers

Real-time location systems (RTLS) provide cost-effective staff duress solutions that prevent violent threats from escalating to dangerous events.

Read: Hollywood Presbyterian Fined After Nurse Dies of COVID-19

Hollywood Presbyterian Fined After Nurse Dies of COVID-19

Staff say the nurse entered a COVID patient’s room while only wearing a surgical mask and was in the room for at least 30 minutes.

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: Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Joint Commission: 7 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Without Adding Security

Implementing certain policies and procedures at your hospital can make a big impact on workplace violence prevention efforts.

Univ. of Hawaii Cited for Lab Safety After Explosion

The safety citations are a response to a lab explosion earlier this year.

Read: Detroit Hospital Fined for Inadequate Security

Detroit Hospital Fined for Inadequate Security

The fine document outlined security shortfalls at the hospital and made recommendations for improving staff and patient safety.

Mitigating Workplace Violence at Ambulatory Care Sites

Healthcare organizations often overlook the security needs of freestanding clinics and offices. These best practices will help you address the risks.

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