This webpage includes several resources aimed at preventing workplace violence, active shooters, and other security issues at health care facilities.
This ASHE Annual session recording explores the unique risks in health care facilities, emergency... read more
This webinar recording explores ways to increase awareness and reporting of workplace violence in... read more
This Excel tool provides a checklist for environmental tours, including items related to fire safety, safety management, utilities, infection control, hazardous material, security, medical equipment, emergency management, and staff knowledge.
In this member to member feature in Inside ASHE magazine, the author explores the motivations behind safety excellence and the importance of taking a patient-centric approach to life safety.
This member to member feature in Inside ASHE explains how safety professionals should remember basic safety programs in addition to life safety and construction safety.
A common question is whether emergency eyewash/shower facilities are required in blood draw areas or other areas where there are potential exposures to blood. This article explains... read more
This article based on a Joint Commission session at the 2014 ASHE Annual Conference shows how to conduct risk assessments and failure mode and effects analyses.
Hospitals face new requirements and more challenges today than ever before. These challenges demand a holistic approach to EP system management—blending utility management... read more
This webpage contains a variety of conference recordings that ASHE members can access for free. These on-demand seminars allow members to learn about topics such as code compliance; facility... read more
To better prepare you for complying with OSHA's GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012), this session examines questions... read more
This session uses the University of Colorado Hospital's response to the tragic theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., as an example to guide your preparations to protect employees and patients and successfully respond to incidents.
When natural disasters challenge the delivery of patient care, the infrastructure of a health care facility becomes more important than... read more
This monograph summarizes storage requirements for medical gas cylinders, including bulk tank storage, in health care occupancies. Because it is anticipated that both the Joint... read more
NFPA 99: How to Conduct Operating Room Risk Assessments ASHE guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment to determine whether operating rooms are wet locations (February 2012)
Mental disorders are not uncommon in the United States: an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older—about one in four adults—suffer from a diagnosable... read more
NFPA 99 is one of the principal performance standards on electrical safety for health care facilities. However, a proposed change regarding what areas should be considered... read more
Today’s health care facility is a maze of similar-looking, seemingly endless corridors in which rooms and other locations are often identified only by medical jargon that is... read more
From the time this document was originally published in August 1997, so much has happened around the world in regards to natural and man-made disasters that the author recognized... read more
Healthcare organizations with an emergency power system (EPSS) are required to have a testing and maintenance program for the system and its various components. However, routine... read more
In October 2006, hospitals across America were introduced to the fourth version of an incident command system developed to assist in the management of events that a hospital might... read more
One of the core responsibilities for health care, or any business, is the safeguarding of its people (staff, visitors or patients) and assets, but the appropriate level of security... read more
This checklist cites basic security practices that facilities should already have attained or be in the process of implementing. Organizations can use this tool... read more
This comprehensive security assessment form provides a checklist for hospitals to assess their security programs, including a security management plan, training, reporting procedures, keys and locks, procedures for high-risk areas, and so on.
Patient safety is a fundamental concern for everyone in the healthcare delivery system. Healthcare facility engineers have a unique role to play in fostering patient safety. Many... read more
These disaster supply formularies were compiled by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management... read more