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Jan 14, 2020
Every facilities manager, design engineer, code enforcement official, etc. knows by heart a particular line of code they want changed. However, for many reasons including, lack of time, lack of understanding the process, or thinking someone else will change it, so few are proactive in the code/standard development process. Being proactive in the code development process doesn’t mean that an individual must sit on a technical committee, hold advanced knowledge about a particular subject, or even be a member of the standard development organization (SDO).
Dec 18, 2019
This video by American Society for Health Care Engineering members at Baptist Health in Conway, Ark., teaches health care facility managers to work with hospital staff to ensure a joyous – and safe – holiday season.
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a clean storage room is closely examined. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse's station is very active during a typical day. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video an environmental services employee accesses his cart and proceeds to clean the patient corridor. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Dec 10, 2019
In this video a nurse enters a patient's room to check on the patient during typical rounding. Can you identify the infection control, life safety, and environment of care issues?
Sep 4, 2019
ASHE’s “Life Safety Decommissioning Tool” breaks down a number of life safety features no longer required by code, as well as recommendations to either decommission or maintain these features.
Aug 6, 2019
Although the primary role of hospital engineering and maintenance staff is to service and maintain the building and equipment, it also plays an important role in preventing infections and other safety issues. By being constantly aware of their surroundings and watching for issues that can increase the risk of infection and other dangers, facility professionals can do even more to improve the safety of their buildings. This checklist provides a guide they can use as they walk through their facilities.
Jul 1, 2019
An effective preventive maintenance work flow should begin from the beginning of a construction project. ASHE’s “Construction to Maintenance Work Flow Tool” provides a diagram to help ensure that preventive maintenance operations are ingrained into the building of new facilities.
Jul 1, 2019
The performance of hazard surveillance rounds, as it relates to indoor air quality (IAQ), provides a key opportunity to identify IAQ issues. ASHE's “Indoor Air Quality Checklist Tool” can be used to supplement hazard surveillance rounds and incorporate items related to IAQ.
May 8, 2019
This checklist can help health care facilities inspect fire doors to ensure compliance with Joint Commission standard LS.02.01.10.
Apr 9, 2019
Taming building automation system alarm fatigue
Feb 28, 2019
Hospitals often rely on vendors for support and expertise to conduct code-specified inspections and testing of various systems. However, health facility managers may be unaware that some inspections and testing specified by code do not have to be conducted by a specially licensed or certified professional. Many of these procedures can be conducted in-house, such as fire doors and monthly fire extinguisher checks. However, many do not know that this category also includes firefighter elevator recall, fire/smoke damper testing, medical gas alarm panel testing and more.
Oct 22, 2018
This Environment of Care (EC) sample planning spreadsheet can help facility professionals track time frames for various EC testing intervals to ensure they aren’t missed. Download Tool  
Sep 21, 2018
This training video provides a brief explanation on how temperature and relative humidity affect one another. How to buy/build your own beaker set  
Aug 1, 2018
The ASHE CMS State Operations Manual Appendix A Crosswalk provides A-Tag information along with the related codes and standards applicable to the requirements for each A-Tag. To ensure that the tool is relevant to health care facility professionals, it focuses specifically on A-Tag requirements that affect the physical environment.
Jun 25, 2018
Health facility managers should start with an accurate inventory of all fire alarm and suppression devices to assure that the requirements are met. ASHE has created a sample template to track the inventory and compare it against testing completed throughout the year.