Hospital Facility Safety
Written by Steve Hudgik
Visual communication is an important part of hospital and health care facility safety. DuraLabel is the source to go to for your sign and labeling needs and to ensure your visual communication is compliant for accreditation by The Joint Commission. Hospital facility safety significantly depends on having quality labels and signs. In addition, health care facilities need to present an image of competence and quality. Labels and signs that are failing, falling off, peeling or fading give an image of shabbiness and unprofessionalism.
Labels can fail for a number of reasons. When they do, hospital facility safety is compromised. The two chief causes of label failure are:
- Buying low quality labeling supplies
- Using the wrong labeling supplies
Hospital Facility Safety - Using Quality Labeling Supplies:
Out of the box most labeling supplies look the same to the eye. How can you know you are getting quality labeling supplies? The only way is to be buying from a hospital labeling supply manufacturer that warranties the labels you make, and Tough Tests those supplies to be sure they'll perform as promised. This means using DuraLabel labeling Supplies
DuraLabel is the only supplier of hospital labeling supplies that provides a warranty on the labels and signs you make. And DuraLabel is the only manufacturer of hospital labeling supplies that has its own in-house lab for tough testing labeling supplies. You don't pay any extra, but with DuraLabel you get extra quality. Quality that means your signs and labels, including those important for hospital facility safety, last a long time.
Hospital Facility Safety - Using The Right Labeling Supplies
The photo to the right shows a label on a light fixture in a hospital patient's room. The label started to fall off, so office tape has been used on the right side to hold it in place. A spot check showed that these labels, which originally had been placed on both ends of the light fixture, were falling off the many light fixtures.
What happened? It appears the wrong labeling supply was used. These labels appear to have been made by an office type labeler. The supplies used by office type labels are designed for application on surfaces such as paper. They will not survive when applied to low energy surfaces or warm surfaces. (Heat dries out the label adhesive.) The surface of the light fixture appears to be warm and a low energy plastic – and the labels failed.
DuraLabel brand printers are the ideal label printers for making short-circuit current rating labels, as well as other electrical labels. From wire markers to “No Admittance” signs for areas enclosed by chain-link fences, DuraLabel printers make the hospital safety signs and labels you need. Call 1-888-326-9244 for more information about making hospital safety labels and signs using a DuraLabel printer.