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What The Joint Commission’s SOC process changes means for facility managers

What The Joint Commission’s SOC process changes means for facility managers

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Even if you weren’t at the annual American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) meeting in Denver last month, you’ve probably heard that The Joint Commission (TJC) has made changes to its Statement of Conditions (SOC) requirements. The SOC was first created in 1995 to help healthcare organizations develop Plans for Improvement (PFIs) to correct deficiencies …

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Don’t Handle Firestopping In-House

Don’t Handle Firestopping In-House

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Right now firestopping may be just another item on your lengthy to-do list. But think about it this way: installing a firestop system properly is the difference between seconds vs. an hour or more to get patients and staff moved to safety or to defend in place. All healthcare buildings are required to have firestopping …

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5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Firestop Contractor

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Firestop Contractor

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It’s never fun to hire a contractor or company to perform a service. You worry they’ll be too expensive or that they won’t get the job done properly. Yet you don’t have time to do extensive research beforehand. And when firestop projects cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars per effort, you can’t afford …

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