Month: December 2013

How To Avoid Joint Commissions Top Citations

When it comes to life safety problems in the health care physical environment George Mills knows it all. He is the director of the Department of Engineering at The Joint Commission and earlier this year, he outlined the top citations of Joint Commission surveys and also offered tips on compliance at the American Society for Read more…

The First Thing AHJs Ask for is Fire Door Reports

If you perform a fire door inspection, but fail to document your findings, did the inspection ever really take place? The first thing AHJs (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) ask for is a report of inspections to make sure all your fire door assemblies are completely compliant. Without documentation it is likely that you will wind up Read more…

Fire Door Recertification. Who Do You Turn To?

You are feeling quite confident in your fire door assembly’s overall functioning. It has the immaculate ability to close completely, no open holes in the surfaces of the door or frame and you’ve made sure not to make any field modifications.  Then, you decide to take a closer look at the label. Suddenly your worst Read more…