What Is Your Emergency Evacuation Plan?

Nobody hopes for a workplace emergency; however, creating an emergency evacuation plan is an essential step in protecting your employees, workplace and business. At a minimum, your emergency action plan should include the following: A method of reporting fires and other emergencies An evacuation policy and procedure Emergency escape procedures and pre-assigned routes, such as…

Nurse Call Systems Enable Stronger Workflow Design

Nurse call systems are used to notify the appropriate caregiver of patient care requests quickly and efficiently as well as provide a backup mechanism to assure the patients’ needs are being addressed. Koorsen expert, Tom Berger, gives us the lowdown on how nurse call systems evolved from a system once considered to be a “disruptive…

Top 10 Cited Standards in 2014 for Healthcare Facilities

Top 10 Cited Standards in 2014 Built Environment: EC.02.06.01 Utility Systems Risks: EC.02.05.01 Infection Control: IC.02.02.01 Means of Egress: LS.02.01.20 Rec. of Care, Treatment & Svcs: RC.01.01.01 Fire Safety Systems: EC.02.03.05 General Building Reqs.:LS.02.01.10 Extinguishment: LS.02.01.35 Protection: LS.02.01.30 Hazardous Materials & Waste: EC.02.02.01 Healthcare facilities have special considerations when it comes to complying with fire…

UL 300 Is Now the Standard. Have You Updated Your Kitchen Fire Suppression System?

If your restaurant or commercial kitchen is older than 20 years, you’re probably in need of a fire suppression system upgrade to meet UL 300 requirements and ensure your cooking equipment is truly protected from today’s hotter oils and better-insulated appliances. As of January 1, 2014, standards written by the National Fire Protection Association require…

Ensure Joint Commission Compliance In Your Healthcare Facility

How did your healthcare facility do during its last Joint Commission survey? Is your facility up to date on NFPA standards? Many healthcare facilities are working from the NFPA 101 issued in 2000, which is fine for now but could lead to some serious headaches in the near future, when all healthcare facilities will be…