ASHE has created a new crosswalk that compares K-Tags with Joint Commission, NFPA, and International Code Council requirements.
This website provides articles, monographs, and tools to help members understand the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule on emergency preparedness.
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 Focus on Compliance webpage provides information on common noncompliance areas, including items being supported from sprinkler systems, inadequate sprinkler maintenance, and obstructions being stored within 18" of a sprinkler head.
This webpages includes resources on maintaining building and fire protection features to comply with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.10.
This ASHE webpage houses several resources on using power strips, or relocatable power taps (RPTs), in patient care areas.
This PowerPoint presentation details LS.02.01.20 and locking requirements included in the Life Safety Code.
This document explains how to document maintenance, testing, and inspection of fire safety systems to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This document explains how to document standards to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This webpage shows hospitals how to maintain fire safety equipment and fire safety building features, and how to comply with Joint Commission Standard EC.02.03.05.
This document explains how to document activities such as inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.03.05.
This webpage includes resources for hospitals to establish and maintain a safe, functional environment and comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This document explains medical gas cylinder requirements and clarifies how to comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This webpage includes links to external resources related to occupational and patient safety that could help hospitals comply with Joint Commission standard EC.02.06.01.
This webpage addresses ways to maintain the integrity of the means of egress and comply with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.20.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities explains the importance of indoor air quality and the HVAC factors that contribute to indoor air quality.
This image shows how air pressurization works, and describes positive and negative pressurization.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities describes methods to provide adequate outdoor air supply to indoor spaces.
This excerpt from the Mechanical Systems Handbook for Health Care Facilities shows minimum filter efficiencies according to ASHRAE standards.