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Simple steps may help avoid life safety compliance woes

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May 1, 2009

Although it might sound like obvious advice, plenty of safety officers have nonetheless slipped on this thought: If you want to stay on top of Joint Commission life safety compliance, you first need to carefully look over the life safety and EC standards.

As a firsthand observer of life safety compliance concerns, Brad Keyes, CHSP, said he is stunned at how many managers haven’t actually read the standards in the first place. Keyes, who is a consultant at The Greeley Company, a division of HCPro, Inc., in Marblehead, MA, spoke during HCPro’s free January 29 audio conference, “Hospital Safety in 2009: A Sneak Preview of the 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium.” He will also be a featured presenter at the 3rd Annual Hospital Safety Center Symposium, which takes place May 14–15 in Las Vegas (go to www.hospitalsafetycenter.com for more details).

Although it might sound like obvious advice, plenty of safety officers have nonetheless slipped on this thought: If you want to stay on top of Joint Commission life safety compliance, you first need to carefully look over the life safety and EC standards.



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