The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Sixth Edition

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The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Sixth Edition

Author: Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP

There have been major changes to Environment of Care regulations in recent years from The Joint Commission (TJC), CMS and the EPA. The new Life Safety Code has been adopted, CMS implemented new ligature risk guidance, the EPA’s new hazardous waste rule was enacted, and TJC switched over to the SAFER Matrix, just to name a few.

The Environment of Care Compliance Manual, Sixth Edition, provides all the guidance safety officers need to comply with the latest CMS Environment of Care requirements and corresponding TJC standards. Along with policy and procedural guidance, this edition also includes easily downloadable and customizable forms and tools to meet your organization’s needs.

Author Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, provides readers with:

  • Analysis and compliance tips for each EC standard and element of performance (EP)
  • Explanations of changes to the interpretations and scoring of the standards and EPs 
  • Updated policies and procedures to comply with standards affecting all areas of the EC
  • Understanding EC standards through common parlance and eliminating dry code language


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Published: January 2020

Page count: 244
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-64535-010-1

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Strategies for the Environment of Care

Chapter 2: Safety and Security

Chapter 3: Hazardous Materials and Waste

Chapter 4: Fire Prevention

Chapter 5: Medical Equipment

Chapter 6: Utilities Management

Chapter 7: Functional Environment

Chapter 8: Staff Competency

Chapter 9: Demonstrating Implementation of Care

Chapter 10: Updated Survey Hotspots

About the Authors

Thomas J. Huser, MS, CHSP, CHEP, is a safety coordinator, emergency management and hazardous materials, with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. With over 30 years of experience ranging from hospital management to emergency preparedness planning to fire safety instruction, Huser brings both administrative and real-world knowledge to his work in healthcare safety.