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Firestopping and Fire Door Inspection Issues: Updates from The Joint Commission

PREVENT recently attended a mid-year CSHE meeting in Southern California in which George Mills, of The Joint Commission (TJC), spoke and reviewed the Top 6 Most Cited Standards by TJC in the first half of 2011. The results were surprising and we felt that it was important to pass this information along so that our Read more…

Implement a Regular Firestop Maintenance Program

Take the “Firedrill” out of Staying in Compliance: Avoid the “one-side of the wall” firestop mistakes In conversations with our Field Sales Reps the subject of tight hospital budgets keeps comes up often and is of major concern to many of you. Dealing with budget constraints makes staying in compliance with the firestop safety codes Read more…

The SOLUTION™ to Airborne Infections

Do You Know Where Your MDRO’s Are? In addition to considerations for dealing with with Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs), one of the top concerns expressed by medical professionals managing infection prevention and control at medical facilities is the spread of Aspergillus contamination among critically ill patients. Aspergillus can be found in HVAC systems and contaminated Read more…

PREVENT Airborne Infections by Regular Maintenance of Air Ducts

Proper Air Duct Cleaning PREVENTs Airborne Infections Studies have shown that microbial infected particles can remain in an unfiltered airspace for a considerable amount of time after the initial air suspension increasing the chances of airborne infections. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are defined by the CDC as infections “for which there is no evidence that Read more…

Keep Your Fire Dampers Up to Code

Fire dampers are a life safety issue. They keep smoke and flames from spreading throughout a building, saving lives and preventing unnecessary injury, in case of a fire. Codes and Regulations The Joint Commission, the regulatory agency that accredits hospitals, requires that in-patient hospitals inspect their dampers every six (6) years. For non-inpatient care buildings, Read more…

Improve Safety and Cost Savings With Photoluminescence

Most of us can recall the photographs of people streaming out of the World Trade Center after the planes hit in 2001. What most people don’t know, however, is that what helped many people survive was photoluminescent egress systems (PLES). This glow-in-the-dark technology marks the exits of buildings with the goal of guiding people out safely Read more…