This 2013 ASHE Advocacy Report features articles on the unique hospital environment, improving codes and standards, the impact of health care facilities, and ways to get involved with advocacy efforts.
The 2014 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2015 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2016 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
The 2017 ASHE Advocacy Report includes articles on improving codes, code compliance, and outreach.
This monograph describes a literature study of the 886 requirements defined in ANSI/ASHE/ASHRAE Standard 170 Ventilation of Health Care Facilities to determine which requirements are supported by engineering and/or scientific evidence.
This advocacy alert from May 3, 2016, explains the CMS adoption of the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
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.
CMS is making a correction to its rule adopting the 2012 editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99. The correction, which was published in the Federal Register on... read more
A change in the standards regulating operating room humidity levels may conflict with the instructions for use on some equipment and supplies routinely used in surgery. This advisory explains the issue and gives members guidance on how to proceed.
This session provides a detailed look at the many codes and standards that health care engineers must be familiar with to have a successful,... read more
This session from the 2012 ASHE Annual Conference explains how to manage hospital electrical shutdowns.
Geared toward those who are new to accreditation, this session provides an overview of the Joint Commission survey process.
To better prepare you for complying with OSHA's GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom 2012), this session examines questions... read more
This new monograph outlines a standard method to calculate the area of health care spaces.
This Inside ASHE article explores the history of operating room humidity requirements and shows how advocacy work by ASHE and others helped change the standard.
A common question is whether emergency eyewash/shower facilities are required in blood draw areas or other areas where there are potential exposures to blood. This article explains... read more
This article, on page 52 of the 2013 Advocacy Report, explains how ASHE's Advocacy Highway promotes communication on local, state, and national issues.
This brief Inside ASHE article explains ASHE's advocacy work and introduces its advocacy team.
This Inside ASHE article recaps the 2016 ASHE Annual Conference and provides a summary of regulatory news discussed at the conference, including Joint Commission changes and CMS emergency preparedness.