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U.S. Department of Labor Urges Healthcare Facilities, Providers to Implement Safety + Health Programs

U.S. healthcare workers experienced a staggering 249% increase in injury and illness rates in 2020, based on employer-reported data, as they encountered serious safety and health hazards while Read More …

Comment Period Extended for COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Temporary Standard

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it will publish a notice in the Federal Register to extend the comment period for the COVID-19 healthcare Read More …

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an emergency temporary standard to protect healthcare workers from contracting coronavirus. Read More …

Temporary Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey Completed in Record Time

Together with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bergen County and FEMA, the project team, which included Holt Construction and RSC Architects, completed a temporary hospital in just two weeks at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus, New Jersey. Read More …

450,000-SF Methodist University Hospital Vertical Expansion Opens

A $275-million, 450,000-square-foot patient tower at Methodist University Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee is complete. The nine-story patient tower was constructed on top of the already existing emergency department and is part of the hospital’s campus expansion project, Read More …

Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s New ED, Trauma Center to Meet Anticipated Demand of Pediatric Population

Construction was recently completed for Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new emergency department and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which is the only American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Arizona and one of a few in the United States. Read More …

AECOM Appoints James Selmser to Lead Healthcare Program Management Practice in Texas

James Selmser has been named AECOM’s Texas healthcare program director. With 21 years of experience in construction management and business development, he has collaborated on various healthcare, commercial, higher education and industrial industries projects ranging from $5 to $500 million. Read More …

OSHA Adds Key Hazards for Investigators’ Focus in Healthcare Inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace violence; tuberculosis and slips, trips and falls. Read More …

ECRI Institute’s Healthcare Environmental Management Certification Program is Now Online

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Healthcare safety, security, risk and facility managers need the knowledge and skills to prepare them for hazards that threaten today’s complex and chaotic healthcare environment, like those posed by Ebola and other natural and man-made agents. Read More …

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