Safety

Mac’s Safety Space: If starboard is to port, does that make starboardal the opposite of portal?

Hospital Safety Insider, April 14, 2016

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

Eventually, I will run out of these, but hopefully not before the EC portal is perfectly populated and otherwise polished off...

Late last week brought the announcement of new material being posted to The Joint Commission's Environment of Care portal, this month's offering focusing on those pesky compliance issues relating to ensuring that building and fire protection features are designed and maintained to minimize the effects of fire, smoke, and heat. The performance elements chosen for additional coverage relate to unprotected openings in fire-rated walls and floors (Can you say "penetrations"? I thought you could!); fire doors have functioning hardware-positive latching, self- or auto-closing-and compliant gaps and undercuts; and making sure that openings in 2-hour fire-rated walls are rated for 1.5 hours.

Read Steve's entire blog post here.

Read all of Steve's blog posts on Mac's Safety Space.
 



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

    Hospital Safety Center
  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Hospital Safety Insider

    Stay on top of hospital safety requirements and best practices with our free, fast-paced weekly update.

  • Basic OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your outpatient...

  • Basic Dental OSHA Compliance Manual Kit

    Total compliance has never been easier. This one convenient package contains everything you need to ensure your dental...

Most Popular