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Environment of Care

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This page provides the resources you need to ensure continuous compliance with The Joint Commission - Environment of Care (EC) and Life Safety Standards at OHSU.  The EC Program operates in cooperation with OHSU Quality Management.

For general questions; information about any specific topic or policy; or to report a safety concern, contact the OHSU Healthcare Safety Officer at 503-494-7319.

 

For more information on OHSU's Joint Commission readiness, visit OHSU Regulatory Compliance.


EC Highlights

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Before you decorate your area with a punch of autumn decor or try to create a winter wonderland, take a moment to review the OHSU Holiday Decorations Safety Policy.  Festive decorations can be a wonderful expression of holiday spirit, but only if they are displayed safely.  The OHSU-wide policy provides details on Fire Code and safety considerations for the holiday season.

The October EC Highlight offers employees highlights of the safety requirements for holiday trees, lights and decorations.

 10-2014 Holiday Decorations

Follow the link below to view the current issue.

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS SAFETY

Questions? Contact Environmental Health and Radiation Safety at 503-494-7795.

EC Highlights features the Environment of Care rounds areas of focus, something new or changed, or just a topic in need of some extra attention. We will keep it short and to the point, and we'll always note a source for more information. You can do a number of things with EC Highlights: post it for staff to read, compile them in a binder to orient new staff and refresh current staff, discuss the focus topic at a staff meeting, or forward it to individual e-mails.  In any form, it is designed to help staff stay informed in a simple, easy-to-read way.  For information on past topics, view the EC Highlights archive, or contact Sonia McGinley at 503-346-0082.

Environment of Care Policies & Procedures

Environment of Care Requirements Guide

The best summary of what every manager is accountable for can be found in the Environment of Care Requirements Guide (attached to the Environment of Care Requirements policy).  This guide offers a simple checklist format of what you need to know!  Questions? Contact Nina Wolf at 503-346-0082.

Environment of Care Committee (ECC)

The ECC is tasked with oversight of policies, procedures, and operations related to the EC Program.  The Program is divided into the following categories with each having a content expert as coordinator.  Specific questions may be routed to the following people:


Environment of Care Program Manager
Wendy Walker
503-494-7319
 
Environment of Care Rounds
Nina Wolf
503-346-0082
 
General Safety
503-346-0082


Emergency Management
Mercedes Wilson
503-494-6051

Fire and Life Safety
Karen Rodriguez
503-346-0067

Hazardous Materials and Waste
John Burnham                                                         503-494-2574

Medical Equipment
Angela Baltz
503-346-0022

Security Management and Public Safety
Sierra Walker
503-494-4598

Utilities Management
Matt Stormont
503-418-1123


Construction Safety
Gene Patrick
503-494-2588