Hospital Security and Public Safety

About Hospital Security and Public Safety

Hospital and public safety pose unique challenges. Organizations must balance an open campus environment with the safety needs of their patients, employees and other assets.

HASC works to strengthen hospital preparedness and responses to public safety threats. The association produced the standardized safety codes widely adapted by California hospitals and pursues legislation to help protect the care environment. This page includes information and resources to help you manage risk and keep your facility safe.

Hospital Workplace Violence Regional Roundtables

The Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and HASC invite you to our workplace violence roundtables focusing on Southern California. The discussions are geared toward program administrators, clinical and administrative leaders, security managers, quality and patient safety directors, emergency management leaders and anyone leading or supporting efforts to prevent hospital workplace violence. Los Angeles Roundtable Thursday, March […]

Helping Hospitals Prevent Wildfire Risks

As Californians continue sweltering in record-breaking summer heat, we must remind ourselves of the potential dangers when temperatures soar, including increased risk of wildfires and power outages. In the past few weeks, Riverside County experienced a series of wildfires, which were primarily fueled by dry brush. These fires started on July 14, and the most […]

Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

Overview Register now for this three-part webinar series, presented by HASC in partnership with Hoag Health System. The Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care series will help hospital leaders maximize safety and security at your facilities. All programs will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time; check-in will open at 9:45 a.m. If […]

Safety Briefing Now Part of Joint Commission Surveys

Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will add a safety briefing to all accreditation surveys and certification and verification reviews. The informal briefing, which should take five minutes or less, allows organizations to communicate with on-site surveyors and reviewers regarding any potential safety concerns and how the surveyors/reviewers should respond if the organizations’ safety plans […]