The best time of the year in any facility is when a new budget is approved. You can purchase many new items that are necessary for operations. With this reward, comes a lot of responsibility. When thinking about new furniture, or equipment that will be a high touch surface, you need to make sure that surface can be cleaned and disinfected.
Everywhere you look in a hospital there is the potential for a hazard.
From the needles, slipping on the floor, tripping over debris and patients (possibly patient family members) becoming aggressive. A hospital is an unpredictable environment, so unpredictable that according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the likelihood of an injury or illness resulting in days away from work is higher in hospitals than in the construction or manufacturing industries.