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Medical Safety Hot Topics

Last Updated: August 06, 2018
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​December 2017

NIOSH Hospital Disinfectant Associated with Workers' Respiratory and Eye Symptoms External Link

NIOSH FDA/NIOSH Partnership to Harmonize N95 Regulatory Oversight External Link

OSHA Compliance Date for Electronically Submitting Injury, Illness Reports Extended External Link



AAMI Cybersecurity Threats Named Top Health Technology Hazard for 2018 External Link

AAMI Draft Service Standard for Medical Imaging Equipment Sparks Mixed Reactions External Link

APIC 4 in 10 Healthcare Professionals Work While Sick External Link

ASHE TJC Revises Emergency Management Standards External Link

ECRI Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resource Center External Link

EHS Daily Advisor USP Delays HD Standard Enforcement but Encourages Early Adoption External Link

EHS Daily Advisor HD Risky Behaviors: Why Won't Healthcare Workers Wear Their Gloves? External Link

EHS Today FedEx Ground's Veep of Safety Scott Mugno Tapped by Trump to Lead OSHA External Link

IAHSS  New Guideline - Collaborating with Law Enforcement External Link

ISHN Pilot Program Helps Prevent Bullying Among Nurses External Link

TJC Accreditation Guide for Hospitals External Link

TJC Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Life Safety Standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50 External Link

TJC Oxygen Cylinder Storage ManagementExternal Link

TJC Workplace Violence Prevention - CDC/NIOSH External Link

TJC 2018 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals External Link

TJC 2018 Ambulatory Care National Patient Safety Goals External Link

TJC CMS Categorical Waiver Traditional Equivalency External Link

TJC Competency Assessment Vs. Orientation External Link

TJC Panel Issues Suicide Prevention Recommendations External Link


November 2017

NIOSH New Respiratory Protection Program Training Available External Link

NIOSH Updated Website for Hazardous Drug Exposures in Healthcare External Link



AAMI Experts Urge Healthcare Facilities, Device Makers to Redouble Efforts to Address Cybersecurity Challenge External Link

HFMM CDC report on strategies to prevent Legionella External Link

HFMM ASHE urges CDC to avoid additional health care requirements on Legionella External Link

TJC Panel Issues Suicide Prevention Recommendations External Link

TJC Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions for Emergency Management Final Rule External Link

TJC Only You Can Prevent Surgical Fires External Link

SSR TJC publishes new 2018 EC Chapter EPs External Link