Featuring a groundbreaking shift to a risk- vs. occupancy-based approach, the 2012 NFPA 99 ushers in a new era in health care safety!
In response to an increasingly decentralized health care system, a growing array of new high-tech procedures, and new increased security demands, the 2012 NFPA 99 has been completely revised to reflect a new environment where it is the risk that a procedure poses to patients and staff, not the location where it is conducted, that defines safety guidelines. This new title illustrates that it has been rewritten to make performance criteria for health care facilities more enforceable and more easily adoptable.
Completely reorganized, this new benchmark health care code advances health care facility safety with major changes such as new risk-based framework, a fully updated chapter on gas and vacuum systems, including additional maintenance requirements; new chapters on security, fire protection, and information technology. And now operating rooms are now considered a wet location unless a risk assessment of the area determines otherwise.
This new code will help you keep facilities and patients and staff safe from harm.
The 2012 NFPA 99 is essential for engineers, facility managers, AHJs, plumbers, gas and vacuum system installers, designers, and verifiers, security personnel, insurance companies, and manufacturers.