TAHFM e-Newsletter
November 2014 In This Issue
Events and Education
Member Spotlight
Your Facilities Management News
Life Safety Services LLC.
Philders Group Intl Inc
Events and Education
Dubbed "the stamp of approval" by many employers, the ASHE Health Care Construction (HCC) Certificate proves to health care organizations that you have been properly trained to work in a health care construction environment—making you the desirable candidate for the job. 1.45 AHA CEUs (equivalent to 14.5 contact hours). Credit hours can be used toward the renewal of the Certified Health Care Facility Manager (CHFM) credential and the Certified Health Care Constructor (CHC) credential.
In this first of a series of basic skills and educational development for the healthcare facility professional, the curriculum will provide an overview of codes, standards, and best practices that are designed to better orient the future healthcare leader to the regulatory knowledge and basic physics associated with managing a complex healthcare facility. ASHE has approved this course for 6.5 hours and .65 CEUs.
ASHE members get complimentary access to Energy University through ASHE’s University Program Partner, Schneider Electric. The new class—Retrocommissioning: Energy Savings Solutions for Healthcare—explores ways to lower operational costs by increasing energy efficiency. To register for the class or learn about other offerings and tracks, visit the link below.
You can see the slides from the seminar by clicking here. Even if you aren’t participating in the Roundup this year, the slides have useful tips on how your facility can save energy and money. 
Member Spotlight
Thank you to all who came to our annual tournament in Houston this year. This event raises funds for TAHFM scholarships. Click on the link below to check out the winners and event photos!
Thank you to ASHE's Louisiana Chapter for honoring TAHFM with the "Who Dat Award" for our support and dedication to their mission and members as they began their organization. We are proud of you and appreciate the recognition!
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Your Facilities Management News
The Joint Commission requires hospitals and critical access hospitals to conduct environment of care (EC) tours every six months in patient care areas, and every year in non-patient care areas. These tours help organizations identify improvement opportunities and help EC professionals spot safety hazards. However, it is not the only time staff should be on the lookout for safety hazards. This article discusses frequently occurring safety hazards in the EC and provides strategies for eliminating the hazards and maintaining a safe environment. SOURCE: THE JOINT COMMISSION
By Mike Hickman Increased costs, heightened reputational risk, reduced productivity — these are some potential penalties for apathetic occupational health and safety (H&S) compliance and for insufficient risk management. But despite the number of high-profile disasters over the past few years, H&S remains a pressing issue for companies worldwide. SOURCE: FACILITY MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
By Michael Austin Prefabrication and modularization bring many of the same advantages to health care planning, design and construction projects. However, the two methods also have significant differences, and knowing about them will help health facilities professionals to select the most appropriate one for their particular project. SOURCE: HEALTH FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
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