Magazine article Health Facilities Management

myASHE MESSENGER: Online Member Community

Magazine article Health Facilities Management

myASHE MESSENGER: Online Member Community

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The My ASHE Messenger column contains excerpts of topics from My ASHE, the member-only community for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. To join the discussion, visit my.ashe.org.

QUESTION: Does anyone have a decoration policy (current to NFPA 101-2012) that they would be willing to share?

At each of my hospitals over the years, I have developed a policy for this that includes three key elements: (1) a direct reference to the Life Safety Code detail specific to this; (2) procedure around my engineering staff applying a flame-retardant product to decorations; and (3) a log book that is maintained to document: a description of each item that has been treated with the flame retardant; the date it was treated; and where it is displayed. Also, I make a practice of referencing this policy and procedure in an annual email I send to all staff. It's worked well for me--being able to both enforce the letter of code and permit some seasonal festivity.

QUESTION: Our hospital recently began a healthy exercise initiative to use the stairs instead of elevators. I have been asked if an employee artist can add painted art decorations in our stairwells--painted directly on the walls, no doors, not around required signage, and not framed artwork. …

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