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Watch for an overabundance of ornaments, artwork

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, October 1, 2009

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It won’t be long before holiday decorations start to show up on units and offices, which means now is a good time to review your related policies with staff members.

“Most organizations have in a policy that a hazard surveillance or code compliant review shall be conducted,” says Claude Baker, CFPS, fire and life safety officer and interim manager of safety and regulatory compliance at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Decoration tips publicized by local fire departments and insurance carriers include the following:

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