Anticipate Pushback

Wallask, Scott
January 2010
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jan2010, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p55
The article looks at the problems in using portable space heaters. George Mills of The Joint Commission related that nurses' stations contain a lot of paper that may catch fire if they come in contact with the heating element of the heater and staff members use extension cords with space heaters. The Life Safety Code (LSC) noted that space heaters are prohibited in healthcare occupancies. Fireplace provisions in the LSC are also explained.


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