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3 Reasons Why Visitor Management is Critical for Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Laurie Lefever on Aug 29, 2019 4:06:32 PM

It's not a stretch to say that Visitor Management is extremely important for overall safety and security in healthcare facilities.

Consider the following:

  • 70% of victims who experienced trauma from workplace violence worked in healthcare and social assistance industry (CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Violence)
  • There was a 50% increase in violence against healthcare staff in 2018 over the previous year (American Society of Health Care Engineering, 2018 Hospital Security Survey)
  • Private sector healthcare workers in in-patient facilities are 5X more likely to experience workplace violence-
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Topics: Visitor Management, hospital security, workplace violence, visitor badges, hospital visitor management, healthcare security

4 Ways a Visitor Management Program Helps Increase Workplace Safety

Posted by Dan Ryan on Nov 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Think about a standard Visitor Management system.

What's the main goal any system should strive to achieve?

"Well, that's obvious," you think. "It should be able to tell you who is coming and who is going from your premises at all times."

Hey, you've been reading our website!

Sounds simple enough, right?

However, if you dig a little deeper, there's a larger root cause behind every Visitor Management system.

After all, most organizations aren't just a bunch of nosy people who want to know the names of strangers coming by.

No, the overarching goal of Visitor Management is to increase workplace safety for all on-site personnel, including both staff and guests.

And if you stop and think about it, it makes a lot of sense: Visitor Management systems try to identify threats, prevent unauthorized access and record any incidents, three key components to keeping a work site safe and incident-free. 

However, today's Visitor Management systems go far beyond simply recording a name when it comes to keeping your workplace safe from violence.

Visual deterrents, watch lists and more

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Topics: Visitor Management, expiring visitor badges, healthcare Visitor Management, education Visitor Management, office visitor management, business visitor management, workplace violence, workplace safety

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