Safety

Watch for door abuse by staff to avoid citations

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, March 1, 2010

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There’s a strong argument that a building maintenance program will keep you ahead of problems from a troublesome Joint Commission life safety standard.

LS.02.01.30 was the sixth most-cited standard in the first half of 2009, with 36% of surveyed hospitals receiving a finding under it, according to the November 2009 Joint Commission Perspectives.

LS.02.01.30 requires hospitals to maintain building features to protect people from smoke and fire. The Joint Commission doesn’t specify which of the standard’s 25 elements of performance (EP) garnered the most citations. However, based on historical data and reports we’ve received from the field, the following EPs are known trouble spots:

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