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On May 26, 2021 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal (SFM) Healthcare Inspections team has posted several forms that nursing facilities can use to document required inspection of certain life safety features in your buildings. During our Institute last week, SFM inspector Roy Kingsley presented a session on commonly-cited life safety code deficiencies. As part of that, he emphasized the importance of thorough documentation.
On October 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
The Minnesota State Fire Marshal has posted an advisory to its webpage advising nursing facilities to complete a fire alarm and signaling code inspection checklist as soon as possible.
On May 26, 2020 by Jodi Boyne
The most-recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers (see pp. 25-27) includes waivers of a few life safety code provisions that may reduce disruption of patient care and potential exposure/transmission of COVID-19. In all cases, it will be important to consider these waivers in the context of your existing life safety policies, procedures and plans.
On February 25, 2020 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Spring Conference, set for Friday, May 1 at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.
On May 22, 2019 by Jonathan Lips
The first installment of LeadingAge Minnesota’s webinar series, Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Them, focused on preparing for your federal fire/life safety recertification survey.
On April 30, 2019 by Heidi Simpson
Last week’s first installment of the webinar series, Top 10 Life Safety Code Violations and How to Avoid Them, covered how to prepare for your federal life/safety recertification survey, and was met with great enthusiasm and accolade. Now, get ready for parts 2 and 3 – the Top 10 Violations and how to avoid them.
On April 16, 2019 by Heidi Simpson
Learn how to prepare for your federal fire/life safety recertification survey and know the top ten K-tags cited in Minnesota and how to avoid them. This three-part webinar series for care center interdisciplinary teams is April 24, May 15 and May 29.
On April 10, 2019 by Jonathan Lips
Registration is open for the Minnesota Health Care Engineers Association (MHCEA) Spring Conference, set for Friday, May 3 at the Grand Casino Hinckley Convention Center.
On March 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne
A three-part webinar series helps your care center staff team maintain compliance with fire and life safety requirements and avoid the most common violations. Taught by popular and knowledgeable presenter Bob Imholte and designed for engineering, environmental services, maintenance, housekeeping, administrators, nursing and other key staff.
On March 20, 2019 by Jonathan Lips
Information guides, sample policies and other materials relating to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 101, Life Safety Code® 2012 edition, are available to download at no charge from the LeadingAge Minnesota website (scroll down to Life Safety Code Documentation: Guides and Sample Forms).