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Compliance Tools
Jun 30, 2021
Regulations and Interpretive Guidelines for Hospitals) contains all CMS requirements and survey guidance for a hospital alternate equipment maintenance (AEM) program. These risk assessment factors are generally not the same as the more common factors that hospitals have used in the past for utility system risk assessments.
Advocacy
Jun 23, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on Monday, June 21, to protect health care workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19. The ETS applies, with some exceptions, to health care settings where people may share space with COVID-19 patients or interact with others who do. The ETS requires health care employers to develop and implement a COVID-19 plan that identifies and controls COVID-19 hazards in the workplace.
Lunch and Learn
Jun 22, 2021
In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Doerdelmann will introduce a new in-air pathogen surveillance solution that can identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2, FLU A&B and/or RSV A&B in indoor air to help you monitor and strengthen facility safety protocols. By attending, you’ll gain an understanding of the aerosol collection technology, the workflow of facility implementation and use case applications.
Lunch and Learn
Jun 15, 2021
This course discusses how once basic interior sliding doors systems have evolved into a sophisticated solution for a range of commercial spaces with their ability to attenuate sound, improve wayfinding, comply with ADA requirements and defend against fire.
Compliance Tools
Jun 11, 2021
While Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is not a new tool for disinfection, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it to the forefront of discussions again. UV radiation, with sufficient intensity and contact time, can inactivate viruses and bacteria through three main approaches: air, water and surface. One of the applications of UV lamp includes being used in HVAC systems.
Book
May 20, 2021
Introduction to Health Care Facilities Management: This award-winning, in-depth 130+ page introductory book provides an orientation to the dynamic field of health care facilities management. Along the way, we provide tips and anecdotes from seasoned health care professionals that will be valuable to newcomers, engaging to experienced HFMs and thought-provoking to other health care professionals.
Lunch and Learn
May 13, 2021
In this session we will outline a strategy that can be implemented to increase electrical safety in the healthcare environment and ensure the safety of patients, staff and electrical workers. We’ll walk through the electrical safety roadmap from pre-design through installation and post-installation, reviewing strategies to make cost-effective decisions while staying compliant with applicable codes and standards.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 28, 2021
This course will walk participants through site acceptance and in-service testing and will review best practices that will empower facility owners and managers to administer appropriate test strategies and service programs to maintain a reliable power system.
Compliance Tools
Apr 28, 2021
Breaking a health care facility into subcategories can help to simplify the master planning process.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Apr 23, 2021
in this session we will explore the unintended consequences of having so many sinks. We will explore the dynamics of transmission from patient to drain and back to patient. We will present the current understanding of the problem, assess challenges created by antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater premise plumbing and explore potential solutions.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 15, 2021
In this webinar, the presenters will review current and proposed CMS/TJC requirements in the context of ASHRAE 188 and will discuss practical implications of the proposed new TJC/CMS requirements for healthcare facilities.
Apr 15, 2021
  Managing threats to protect patients, staff and visitors is one of the primary responsibilities of a health care physical environment professional. ASHE seeks to aid members in developing effective cybersecurity best practices and policies at their facilities. This page includes links to cybersecurity recommendations, articles, resources and more.  
Lunch and Learn
Apr 14, 2021
This presentation will provide an overview of annual fire door inspection requirements, strategies for remediation of non-compliant issues and on-going management of openings.
Lunch and Learn
Apr 8, 2021
We examine the effectiveness of capture efficiencies at different MERV ratings. And we explore why MERV-A ratings are critical for determining filter choices. The presentation wraps up with a discussion on HEPA filters, in-room air purifiers, and air cleaners.
Webinar Recordings
Apr 2, 2021
Join a panel of code experts to discuss the latest developments in emergency preparedness, CMS and more regarding codes and standards requirements. Take this opportunity to ask questions that are important to you, your organization and the field to learn approaches and best practices from our team of experts.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Apr 2, 2021
Lunch and Learn
Apr 1, 2021
George Mills, CEO of ATG (a JLL company), and former Director of Engineering with The Joint Commission, will focus on Life Safety in business occupancies and the increased focus it will see from The Joint Commission this year.
Webinar Recordings
Mar 18, 2021
Just Ask ASHE: Q1 2021 Webinar Speaker: ASHE Get trusted answers to your compliance questions from a panel of code experts.