Tag: fire safety

Fire safety guidance for senior living

This post is an excerpt taken from HCPro’s new title, Disaster Planning, Infection Control, and OSHA Compliance: A Toolkit for Senior Living, a cost-effective, all-inclusive guide to improve safety and satisfaction in your senior living facility. Fire drills should be done based on your state regulations and/or your facility’s policy and procedures. Staff must be […]

Sprinkler system regulations under the LSC clarified by CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a memo on December 16, 2016 to clarify its requirement that healthcare facilities install automatic fire sprinklers in concealed or attic spaces. This requirement is part of the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code, which was adopted by CMS in May, 2016. The memo clarifies […]

National Fire Protection Association publishes fire door guidance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has published further guidance on fire door safety for long-term care. Although the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has not yet adopted the 2012 edition of the NFPA 101® Life Safety Code®, it is anticipated by experts. Current regulation has minimal fire door inspection standards for long-term […]