Hospital Safety Regulations and Compliance
OSHA and The Joint Commission Standards for Hospital Accreditation
To ensure a safe, quality environment for both patients and employees, hospitals must follow certain facility safety regulations from the Joint Commission, OSHA, CDC, NFPA and other public health organizations.
To attain hospital accreditation from The Joint Commission, hospitals need to meet Environment of Care standards for emergency management, worker safety, fire protection, environmental regulations, and more.
Facility and safety identification has a significant role in meeting these hospital accreditation standards, particularly:
- The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
- Permit-Required Confined Spaces
- Walking-Working Surfaces
- Hazard Communication
- Emergency Action Plans
Learn more about the Joint Commission and OSHA Regulations: