ASHE's Life Safety Risk Assessment Tool, a matrix of risk tolerance, allows for an organization to document the severity of occurrence and the impact of a deficiency.
This monograph gives guidance to health care facilities on how to comply with ASHRAE Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water... read more
This webpage includes several resources aimed at preventing workplace violence, active shooters, and other security issues at health care facilities.
This ASHE chart shows members each requirement of the new CMS emergency preparedness rule; gives a summary of CMS’s reasoning behind the... read more
This alert explains new CMS emergency preparedness requirements for health care facilities that will require emergency plans; policies and procedures; a communication plan; and training and testing.
This ASHE Annual session recording explores the unique risks in health care facilities, emergency... read more
This webinar recording explores ways to increase awareness and reporting of workplace violence in... read more
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, won the 2015 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its project aimed at reducing common area slips, trips, and falls.
In 2015, ASHRAE published its long awaited Standard 188: Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems. This article explains ASHRAE 188 requirements for hospitals and health care facilities.
This Inside ASHE article shows how to create a water management plan to understand and address risks.
This article based on a Joint Commission session at the 2014 ASHE Annual Conference shows how to conduct risk assessments and failure mode and effects analyses.
A new ASHE monograph explores risk assessment of medical equipment—a key part of the Joint Commission’s Environment of Care Management Plans. The monograph,... read more
This Inside ASHE article explains how proper fire protection system design can improve HCAHPS scores and raise satisfaction.
Hospitals face new requirements and more challenges today than ever before. These challenges demand a holistic approach to EP system management—blending utility management... read more
Electrical equipment requires regular repair and maintenance, yet this critical work is often deferred in hospitals because it is difficult to gain approval to turn off the... read more
This tool was developed by ASHE member James Kari, who began with the HVA tool originally published by Kaiser and made widely available. Kari adapted the tool to compare... read more
This improved version of the hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA) that many health care institutions are currently using is intended to help health care facility... read more
As health care facilities undergo remodeling projects, the belief--or hope--often exists that current facilities are capable of handling increased electrical loads. But a piecemeal... read more
This monograph summarizes storage requirements for medical gas cylinders, including bulk tank storage, in health care occupancies. Because it is anticipated that both the Joint... read more
NFPA 99: How to Conduct Operating Room Risk Assessments ASHE guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment to determine whether operating rooms are wet locations (February 2012)
NFPA 99 is one of the principal performance standards on electrical safety for health care facilities. However, a proposed change regarding what areas should be considered... read more
Tools for emergency preparedness in health care facilities: hazard vulnerability analysis tools, disaster recovery checklist, emergency readiness assessment tools, medical-surgical supply formulary for disaster planning
Healthcare organizations with an emergency power system (EPSS) are required to have a testing and maintenance program for the system and its various components. However, routine... read more
In October 2006, hospitals across America were introduced to the fourth version of an incident command system developed to assist in the management of events that a hospital might... read more
One of the core responsibilities for health care, or any business, is the safeguarding of its people (staff, visitors or patients) and assets, but the appropriate level of security... read more
This checklist produced by the Greater New York Hospital Association itemizes potential facility issues for review after a disaster and is not to be construed as... read more