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Survey readiness: Review your compliance against top EC, LS challenges

In preparing for your upcoming survey, review how your facility stands up to the top 10 most challenging standards within the physical environment outlined by Herman A. McKenzie, MBA, CHSP, director of engineering for TJC’s Standards Interpretation Group during the 2021 Executive Briefing.

The briefing was the first held by TJC since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and was conducted virtually over three days in mid-September.

Seven of the top 10 most challenging standards for all TJC from January 2020 through the end of August 2021 were in Environment of Care (EC) or Life Safety (LS) standards, with the top three EC and LS standards even beating out Infection Control for being problematic.

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