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May 22, 2012

SMG Safety Advisor: Six Steps to Effective Interim Life Safety Measures

During a hospital's normal operations, a long list of Life Safety Measures protects the safety of patients, visitors, and those who work in the hospital. They include everything from exit signs and clear pathways to egress points, to fire protection systems and smoke barriers, to evacuation plans. But when construction, renovation, or extensive maintenance brings additional complexity to operations, a new level of safety activities must be added.

Life Safety signInterim Life Safety Measures (ILSM) are incorporated to address issues created by the work activity. ILSM have been identified by The Joint Commission and the National Fire Protection Association to compensate for hazards caused by Life Safety Code deficiencies or construction activity.

An effective ILSM program provides the necessary protection with zero disruptions to patient care and hospital operations. In our experience, the most practical programs involve six steps. The safety experts at Safety Management Group have prepared an article that examines each of those six steps and how they may impact the life safety of your patients, staff, and visitors.
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