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Oct 15, 2015
This risk assessment tool has been developed to help health care facility staff comply with the risk-based, patient-focused approach required by NFPA 99:  Health Care Facilities Code beginning with the 2012 edition.This completed risk assessment should be used to determine the steps needed to respond to the identified risks as outlined in NFPA 99. It should be kept as a record of the decisions made and updated annually.
Oct 3, 2015
Developed by a group of experts, this Excel file can be used by health care organizations to assess their vulnerabilities and help manage their emergency preparedness programs. ASHE members are permitted to adapt this Excel tool for use at their facilities. Below is the Excel file and a PDF showing sample results. (To use the Excel file, delete the sample data from the Data Entry sheet and enable the macros to create the rest of the information based on your data.)
Sep 29, 2014
The emergency power supply system (EPSS) is a critical hospital system, and its failure to function in a power outage can have tragic results. Not all authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) look at documentation of weekly inspections. Nonetheless, a weekly visual inspection is highly recommended. This checklist is based on charts in the Annex of the 2013 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
Sep 24, 2014
A sprinkler system can be complex with many different zones and valves. Some of those valves may be easily to locate. Others may be in more obscure locations. If there is a inadvertent sprinkler activation, or when maintenance or system modifications are being performed, it is imperative that sprinkler system valves be properly identified and can be quickly located. There are many forms of documentation that can help manage this process including accurate drawings, valve charts, valve identification tags or labels or other documentation for the sprinkler system.
Mar 7, 2006
ILSM-ICRA precautions daily monitoring checklist A checklist for monitoring compliance with infection control risk assessment (ICRA) precautions used as interim life safety measures. Intended to be used daily.  Download Tool  word  
Dec 31, 1969
A building’s HVAC system is designed to perform several tasks: filter, cool, heat, humidify, dehumidify, pressurize, and/or exhaust. Each of these tasks affects indoor air quality. For example, if incom­ing air is not properly filtered, excessive dust from the outdoors is drawn into the building. If supplied air is not conditioned or heated satisfactorily, occupants may experience thermal discomfort. If supplied air is not dehumidified appropriately, excessive relative humidity levels may promote microbial growth.
Dec 31, 1969
Dec 31, 1969
Recorded October 29, 2015 This webinar explains how a well-designed emergency power system can help health care facilities provide uninterrupted patient care and comfort during routine power outages—as well as during unplanned outages. Sponsored by
Dec 31, 1969
Speakers: George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, Director of Engineering, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission
Dec 31, 1969
Recorded October 24, 2016 Speaker: Jonathan Flannery, MHSA, CHFM, FASHE, FACHE, Senior Associate Director of Advocacy for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
Dec 31, 1969
Positive vs Negative Operating room and protective isolation = Positive Airborne isolation = Negative When the total CFM from supply air (1&2) > than the return air (3), the room is under positive pressure and the air will flow out of the room. When the CFM from the return air (3) > than the supply air (1&2), the room is under negative pressure and the air will flow into the room
Dec 31, 1969
Recorded February 24, 2016 Speakers: William E. Koffel, P.E., FSFPE and Lennon A. Peake, P.E. This webinar will highlights the impact of the 2012 edition of NFPA 101 will have on existing health care facilities and the rationale behind the changes from the 2000 edition. This webinar is sponsored by Koffel Associates and Grainger. DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION
Dec 31, 1969
Recorded October 26, 2016 Speaker: Scott Higgins, Director, Distributed Energy and Microgrids, Schneider Electric