Specifically, HBSW will launch an outreach effort to raise awareness about entrapments
and help facilities understand how to assess their beds for entrapment
Let's reverse the trend in grain entrapments
, starting now.
Working together, we can improve the safety of all pools and spas by increasing the use of layers of protection and promoting uninterrupted supervision to prevent child drowning and entrapment
CPSC Chairman Brown criticized the escalator industry for what she termed a "totally inadequate information and education campaign to warn the public against the hazards of entrapment
To obtain a copy of the Purdue University study, Characteristics of Flowing Grain-Related Entrapments
and Suffocations, contact Field at (317) 494-1191.
Because there is no backup to all five entrapment
hazards, anytime a cover is missing or broken, the pool must be immediately shut down to all bathers until repairs can be made.
gov), a first-of-its-kind national public education effort to reduce child drownings and non-fatal submersions, and entrapments
in swimming pools and spas.
CPSC said the drop-sides on the cribs can detach from the crib, potentially creating a dangerous gap and leading to entrapment
and suffocation of infants.
In response to continued reports of entrapment
, the Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup (HBSW) was born in 1999 with membership consisting of, but not limited to:
Industry experts believe many entrapments
can be easily prevented by implementing safety requirements in the area of escalator design and maintenance.
Hill-Rom cautions customers that, while beds shipped from its facilities meet the federal guidelines, patient safety from entrapments
is about more than just design.
The FDA advises that most reported entrapments
within recent years occurred in one of the following ways:
Then Otis service mechanics, and mechanics from the company's Vertical Transportation Services (VTS) unit, went building by building on their normal service routes to check for unreported entrapments
starting in the most critical locations.
CSPC also is reminding parents and caregivers to be aware of the hidden danger of drain entrapments
Most recently, NEII has been focusing its efforts, in conjunction with the ASME, on reducing the potential for step/skirt entrapments