New book addresses fire safety compliance and strategies in hospitals and other health care settings

Wednesday, October 10 2018

Book co-published by National Fire Protection Association and The Joint Commission

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Katie Looze Bronk 
Corporate Communications 

(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, October 10, 2018) – To help health care organizations comply with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Life Safety Code and The Joint Commission’s Life Safety (LS) standards for accreditation, the two organizations have co-published the second edition of The Joint Commission/NFPA Life Safety Book for Health Care Organizations.

The Joint Commission requires its accredited health care organizations to comply with the Life Safety Code — a set of standards that specifies construction and operational conditions to minimize fire hazards and provide a system of safety in case of a fire — as well as its own LS standards. The new book provides strategies for compliance with both sets of standards. 

“Facility managers, life safety experts, risk managers, emergency managers, accreditation professionals, engineers and other staff will find this book useful as it discusses the newly adopted 2012 Life Safety Code and The Joint Commission’s subsequently revised LS standards,” says Kenneth A. Monroe, PE, MBA, CHC, PMP, director, Department of Engineering, The Joint Commission. “The book also contains pertinent information on the means of egress, fire alarm systems, features of smoke and fire protection, and fire protection and suppression.  

Authoritative commentary from The Joint Commission’s engineering experts on how to comply with the LS standards, as well as in-depth commentary from fire safety expert James Lathrop on the Life Safety Code, are featured.

For more information or to order the book, please visit the Joint Commission Resources, Inc. website.


About Joint Commission Resources, Inc.
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