Safety

Physician offices should seek business occupancy status

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, June 1, 2009

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Larger, accredited healthcare facilities have their fire safety requirements spelled out, but it’s not quite as clear-cut for physician offices and similar-sized facilities.
In smaller settings, life safety can easily be buried at the bottom of the to-do list, in part because safety matters sometimes fall to administrative assistants rather than facility professionals.
Additionally, physician offices are sometimes unsure whether to follow the Life Safety Code®, OSHA standards, or other regulations set forth by a local fire marshal.

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