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03/22/2010

ASHE Offers ‘Managing Life Safety’ Online Course

 
ASHE Offers ‘Managing Life Safety’ Online Course
To help facility managers manage their building’s life safety program, ASHE is offering Managing Life Safety as part of their ASHE e-learning program. Managing Life Safety is a self-paced, e-learning program that will provide healthcare facility managers and their team with the information and resources needed to manage the facility’s life safety program, including deciphering the various requirements of the Life Safety Code and other standards.

The program provides facility managers with the opportunity to connect with ASHE experts to answer any questions, and provides managers with reference tools such as life safety charts and checklists; a life safety index with Joint Commission standards, CMS K-tags, and NFPA codes; a quick-reference list to locate which lessons covers each code and/or standard topic; and sample ILSM documents.

Program lessons include: Optimizing the Health Care Physical Environment, Introduction to the Joint Commission Standards and Scoring, Defend in Place, Using the Life Safety Code, Building Construction, Protection of Occupants, Hazardous Areas, Means of Egress, Firestopping, Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, The Statement of Conditions, Managing Life Safety, and Interim Life Safety Measures.

The course is $375 ($325 for ASHE members) and will provide program access for 60 days, allowing students to take the program at their own pace and refer to materials as needed. Students can receive 1.5 CEUs or 15 Contact Hours for the course.

Each e-learning section begins on the first of each month, with registration closing on the 26th of the prior month. For more information, please visit http://www.ashe.org/ashe/education/mls/index.html.
 

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04/16/2014

The U.S. Army plans to start development of a solar array that will provide about 25% of the annual installation electricity requirement of Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

04/15/2014

The EPA's annual greenhouse gas emissions report is now available.

04/14/2014

Are you what some would call a “climate-change denier”? If so, you'll want to read this.

04/10/2014
Los Angeles has remained the top city for ENERGY STAR certified building since 2008, while Washington, D.C. continues to hold onto second place for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new list released by the EPA.
04/09/2014
Green construction has grown massively over a short period of time.
04/07/2014
Field demonstrations of newly proven energy-efficient technologies are yielding valuable results for the U.S. Navy, helping it meet energy goals.
04/03/2014
Building owners in Chicago now have more options when it comes to getting their building energy data verified.
04/01/2014
According to a new report from Eaton, such outages are up 15% in 2013 over 2012 and over half of those surveyed believe that downtime could have been prevented.
03/31/2014
The newly revised ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014, Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing, and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, aims to provide a consistent method of measuring, expressing, and comparing the energy performance of buildings.
03/27/2014
Facility managers face an every expanding array of sustainability choices and challenges, but for the next generation of FMs, green practices could be second nature as sustainability literacy enters the K-12 school system.
03/25/2014
While the economic recession explains the decline in sales in 2008 and 2009, it is much less clear why sales have continued to fall.
03/24/2014
University of Washington (UW) scientists have built the thinnest known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.
03/21/2014
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2378 into law, effectively enacting the state’s first building code.
03/19/2014
In an attempt to improve building energy performance, the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a web-based tool called the Technology Performance Exchange, or TPEx.
03/18/2014
Could green building practices pose unanticipated life-safety hazards?
03/13/2014
Worried about workplace violence in your facility? Researchers have discovered that “mindfully observing” high-risk employees can avert danger and workplace violence.
03/11/2014
Through the DOE’s Building Energy Codes Program, every dollar the DOE has spent on building energy codes over the past two decades has resulted in $400 in energy cost savings.
03/07/2014
It is possible to harvest energy from Earth's thermal infrared emission into outer space, according to new research from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
03/05/2014
Is your building prepared to handle an emergency?
03/04/2014
NASCAR revealed five newly installed charging stations for employee use.
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