The Joint Commission has identified the need to increase the
field’s awareness and understanding of the Life Safety Code®.*
To address this need, The Joint Commission Perspectives®
publishes the column Clarifications and Expectations, authored
by George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP, director,
Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission. This column
clarifies standards expectations and provides strategies for challenging
compliance issues, primarily in life safety and the environment
of care, but also in the vital area of emergency management.
You may wish to share the ideas and strategies in this column
with your facility’s leadership.
Safety in a health care facility is everyone’s business