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DNV GL virtual conference: Physical environment hot spots

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, January 10, 2021

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by Brian Ward

Many hospitals and clinics struggle with the same physical environment (PE) topics, such as ligature risk, facility assessments, and training staff on PE requirements. At the 2020 DNV GL Virtual Conference, viewers learned about these issues from PE experts Randy Julian, CHFM, CHSP, CHOP, and Jim Faze, MBA, CHOP. Faze and Julian are accreditation specialists for DNV GL with decades of experience between them.

The two of them said they think the COVID-19 pandemic has brought more attention to the need for PE compliance. They also noted that the DNV GL facilities teams they’ve witnessed have been very mobile and ready to respond to the public health emergency (PHE).

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