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The Joint Commission Releases New Life Safety Code Business Occupancy Requirements

The Joint Commission has released new revisions for Life Safety Business Occupancy Requirements, effective July 1, 2021 for organizations accredited through their Hospital, Critical Access Hospital and Behavioral Health and Human Services programs. These standards address fire safety and means of egress during fire emergencies. This marks the first time that Life Safety Requirements will be applicable to Business Occupancies during the accreditation process.

Check out the following below for access to the Prepublication Standards and be certain to share this with your Safety Officer and Physical Plant team.

Business Occ Life Safety Changes- Hospitals 7-1-21

Kimothy M. Sparks, J.D., RN

Author Kimothy M. Sparks, J.D., RN

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