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Joint Commission engineer details life safety slip-ups

Healthcare Life Safety Compliance, June 1, 2010

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According to the November Joint Commission Perspectives, the following life safety and EC standards constituted four of the top 10 most-cited Joint Commission standards in the first half of 2009:

  • LS.02.01.20 (top-cited standard, with 45% of hospitals receiving findings), which requires hospitals to maintain their means of egress
  • LS.02.01.10 (second most-cited at 43%), which requires hospitals to design and maintain building features to minimize the effects of smoke and fire
  • EC.02.03.05 (tied for fourth most-cited at 38%), which requires hospitals to inspect, test, and maintain fire protection equipment
  • LS.02.01.30 (sixth most-cited at 36%), which requires hospitals to maintain building features to protect people from smoke and fire

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