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.

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 […]

Create a Safer Workplace with PointClickCare

Workplace violence is one of the most complex and dangerous occupational hazards facing health care workers today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care and social service workers suffered 76% of all nonfatal workplace violence injuries in 2020. Emergency department (ED) nurses report being punched, kicked, beaten and assaulted on the job […]

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 […]