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Healthcare Monthly Minute: March 2017

Have you joined the ranks of physician texters? If so, you may want to examine some precautions for mitigating risk with patient texts. First and foremost, meet with your staff and clinicians to discuss how texting is or should be used in your practice. This may facilitate all to “come clean” with their current texting patterns so it can lead to useful discussion.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

Gallagher’s Nonprofit Sector 2017 Perspective

As we take a closer look at the third sector, there is no question that there is a remarkable story of accomplishment, impact, mobilization of resources, partners, communities and technology that is compounding and bringing great resilience to the nonprofit sector.

Tag(s): Nonprofit;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Electrical Outlet Testers

We should always inspect electrical tools prior to operation to make sure they are functioning properly. But how do you know if the outlet that you plug the tool into is working properly? An electrical outlet that is not wired properly can make an otherwise safe tool dangerous. A simple solution is to test the outlet using a outlet tester.

Tag(s): Construction;

Healthcare News: March 28, 2017

In this issue, when will the MPL market turn; General Counsel’s exposure during cyber incidents; medical device malware; facial injuries in SNFs; as well as a reminder that employee information held by retirement plans must also be protected.

Tag(s): Healthcare;

Proposed Rule by FEMA to Establish State Deductibles

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has proposed a rule change regarding how Public Assistance is computed for each grantee (state). It outlines a formula that would calculate a deductible for each state. FEMA is asking for public comment by April 12, 2017 – so this needs your immediate attention.

Tag(s): Public Sector;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis, also called eczema, is defined as an inflammation of the skin resulting from exposure to a hazardous agent. It is the most common form of reported Occupational Skin Disease (OSD), and represents a burden for workers. Epidemiological data indicate that contact dermatitis constitutes approximately 90–95% of all cases of OSD in the United States. Common symptoms of dermatitis include itching, pain, redness, swelling, small blisters or wheals (itchy, red circles with a white center) on the skin, or dry, flaking, scaly skin that may develop cracks.

Tag(s): Construction;

Hard Hat Bulletin - Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible gas with no taste or smell. It can become especially dangerous if it builds up in tightly confined areas. It is just slightly lighter than air so it can hang around in enclosed spaces. All fuels, including “cleaner” fuels like propane, create CO.

Tag(s): Construction;

School Talk: Mobile Food Vendors on School Sites

While the prospect of fundraising using food trucks is tempting, it may come with a price tag that could include property damage, foodborne illnesses and injured event participants. If a food truck will be present at a school sanctioned event, it is important that a mobile food vendor policy is in place which sets forth guidelines for the safe operation of food trucks on your premises.

Tag(s): Public Sector;