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Healthcare Compliance Updates – November 2021

ACCREDITATION UPDATES   FGI to Release Updated Guidelines for 2022 Sometime in early 2022, the Facility Guideline Institute (FGI) will release the four-year update to the Guidelines for Design and Construction. Although the document is referred to as a “guideline,” it is considered a requirement for many state and accreditation organizations for the design and
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Healthcare Compliance Updates – October 2021

ACCREDITATION SURVEY UPDATES   TJC to Increase Focus on Workplace Violence Healthcare organizations are reporting an increase in workplace violence events, partially a result of the impact of the pandemic. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies workplace violence “as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior
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Healthcare Compliance Updates – September 2021

ACCREDITATION SURVEY UPDATES   Selecting the Correct Portable Fire Extinguisher Selecting the proper portable fire extinguisher for protecting patients, staff, and visitors is extremely important. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, found in NFPA 10-2010 Chapter 5, provides this information which is a part of The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation
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Healthcare Compliance Updates – July 2021

ACCREDITATION UPDATES   Determining a Safe Environment: Necessity for an Environmental Tour Program In the past, “environmental tours” were required semi-annually for patient care spaces, and annually for non-patient care spaces to evaluate the risks in the internal environment. Fortunately, requirements for the tour and frequency no longer exist, but a tour “program” is still
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2021 TAHFM Annual Conference

COHAN is coming to Fort Worth for the 2021 TAHFM Annual Conference from August 8th-11th.   Stop by the COHAN booth next to the conference registration table to learn about the NEW COHAN Member Services available to all TAHFM Members. You can also learn about COHAN consulting services that put education, preparation, and resources in the
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Healthcare Compliance Updates: June 2021

COHAN HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE – JUNE 2021   ACCREDITATION UPDATES Environment of Care Survey Process Modified Beginning in 2021, organizations receiving a Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation survey (primarily hospitals and critical access hospitals) will undergo a different survey of the Environment of Care (EC) standards. This modified survey process includes: Life Safety Code (LSC) Surveyor will
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Healthcare Compliance Updates: April 2021

ACCREDITATION UPDATES OSHA’s Proposed Rule Update to Hazard Communication Standard To align the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the current edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), OSHA proposed a rule “update” for later this year. The 300-page document strives to improve labeling directions for hazardous chemical containers and
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