The new Life Safety Coder is right around the corner: Are you ready for compliance? The Life Safety Coder has not been officially revamped since 2000. The new 2012 Life Safety Code has been reviewed, improved, and awaits implementation-at which point all facilities will have to make sure they are up to speed and in compliance with the new code. Life Safety expert Brad Keyes has broken down the expected improvements and updates to the code in an easy-to-digest format to help you review your organization for compliance and ensure you are ready for immediate action when the new code is approved. Using tools, illustrations, and content analysis, Keyes has delved into the changes you need to be aware of before the 2012 code is implemented-many of which are now best practices and worth updating even before the code is officially approved. Benefits: * A step-by-step review of the new Life Safety Code * A comparison to existing regulatory requirements * Tips for quick improvements to meet new requirements * Tools, illustrations, and advice for updating compliance with the Life Safety Code
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About the Author
Brad Keyes, CHSP, is the owner and senior consultant for Keyes Life Safety Compliance and the engineering advisor to the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), where he is responsible for supervising the Life Safety surveyors.
Keyes presents at national seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences and teaches the Life Safety Boot Campseries to various groups and organizations. He is the author or coauthor of the following HCPro books: Analyzing the Life Safety Survey (2011);Chapter Leader’s Guide to Life Safety (2011); Physical Environment Online: A Guide to The Joint Commission’s Safety Standards (2010); The Joint Commission Survey Coordinator’s Handbook, Tenth Edition (2009); and Life Safety Compliance Manual: A Guide to the Joint Commission Standards (2008).
Keyes has also authored a variety of articles addressing features of life safety and fire protection, as well as white papers and articles on the Building Maintenance Program. Keyes is currently the senior editor of the monthly newsletter Healthcare Life Safety Compliance and is certified as a Healthcare Safety Professional by the Board of Certified Healthcare Safety Management.
Prior to creating Keyes Life Safety Compliance and joining HFAP, Keyes worked in the healthcare field for more than 30 years, most recently as safety officer at a large Midwest hospital. He also was one of the original Life Safety Code® specialist surveyors for The Joint Commission and has been a life safety consultant for The Greeley Company.