KSHE Update
Kentucky’s Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory
Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc.
Environmental Safety Technologies is a full service Industrial Hygiene firm, an AIHA Accredited Environmental Microbiological Laboratory and CDC ELITE Legionella laboratory. We provide consultation to healthcare facilities regarding healthcare construction, infection prevention and Legionella risk assessments.
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Events and Education
September 17-19, 2019, Kentucky International Convention Center | Louisville KY
 
The Healthcare Coalition Conference consistently delivers top-notch educational content, hours of continuing education credits, and ongoing opportunities to discuss emerging issues and best practices with colleagues, vendors, and consultants. The conference is designed to meet the educational needs of health care engineers, professionals involved in managing safety and security in healthcare facilities, and professionals in health care supply chain and materials management.
 
This program was approved by ASHE in 2018 for 12.25 contact hours and 1.25 CEUs! 2019 is anticipated to be approved for a similar amount. Registration is currently open.
The orientation of technicians, outside vendors and contractors in healthcare is not only a safety issue, it is required for accreditation with organizations such as The Joint Commission. Safe Day One is an online healthcare facilities orientation & safety training. It’s not enough to be safe one day; we must be safe day one.
 
$129 a person and earns you 6 contact hours
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Kentucky Spotlight
U.S. News & World Report
In a recent evaluation, U.S. News & World Report ranked six Kentucky hospitals as high-performing.
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Whayne Cat formerly Walker Machinery Co.
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ASHE Update
Health Facilities Management
An executive with the American Society for Health Care Engineering explains the importance of getting involved the code process.
Health Facilities Management
A new workflow developed by the American Society for Health Care Engineering is designed to help facilitate effective communication among stakeholders.
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Your Facilities Management News
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Promoting inclusion and diversity on the facility management team can help to increase staff retention.
Health Facilities Management
New research supports the idea that providing green spaces in health care settings can have positive effects on both patients and staff.
Healthcare Construction + Operations
Research suggests that proper lighting can result in a number of positive effects on patients.
Sustainability Spotlight
  
Annually ASHE hosts a competition among hospitals and other healthcare facilities to save energy and protect the climate, known as Energy to Care. To create local interest, KSHE has created its own competition, The Energy Derby, to increase efforts in hospitals statewide to reduce excessive energy use. Energy reduction is driven through improvements in energy efficiency with help from KSHE, ASHE, and the Energy to Care program. The member facilities that shed the most energy consumption will be recognized.
 
In 2019, KSHE is offering energy benchmarking support and a free energy assessment to members to assist facilities that may be limited on resources.
 
Click Here to request KSHE help to benchmark your member facility, update your data, and help you take home the prize!
Facility Executive
Among the tips for coping with winter weather are addressing wall insulation and gaps around doors.
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New construction offers the opportunity to more easily incorporate up-to-date approaches to energy efficiency.
 
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