Arizona ASHE
May  2016 Newsletter

CMS Adopts 2012 Life Safety Code
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has adopted the 2012 edition of NFPA 101: Life Safety Code®. The final rule adopting the 2012 edition will be published in the Federal Register on May 4 but is currently available on the Federal Register's 
The change is effective July 5 and comes after years of CMS considering the change to the more updated standard. In its rule, CMS adopts the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code and the 2012 edition of NFPA: Health Care Facilities Code-but makes several changes to the codes. For example, the chapters of NFPA 99 on the following topics are not included in the adoption: information technology (Chapter 7), plumbing (Chapter 8), emergency management (Chapter 12), and security (Chapter 13). CMS had previously proposed its own emergency preparedness rules separate from NFPA 99 requirements.

Registration is open
53rd ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.
JULY 10-13, 2016  Denver Colorado.
This years theme is Reaching New Heights

Join Grainger's On the Job Webinar Series
Next Webinar:
The Healthcare Facility Manager's Role in Infection Prevention
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
01:00 PM Central Daylight Time

Facility managers and their supporting departments can have a significant impact on infection prevention within a healthcare organization. Their actions and the systems they maintain are critical components of larger infection prevention efforts within healthcare organizations. Facility management personnel should fully understand the influence their work has on overall infection prevention efforts. This practical presentation will include an overview of infection risks associated with construction, renovation, and maintenance activities, a discussion of the multiple tools and techniques that facility managers may use to assess infection risks, and a discussion on the engineering requirements for air exchange rates,room pressurization, and ventilation..

Arizona ASHE First annual Golf Tournament
 Friday  Septembers 23, 2016
More information to come!

Arizona ASHE has booth at ASHRAE Trade Show  May 11, 2016

May 18, 2016  2-4:30pm
 Chapter Mtg. & Educ. Session
"Managing Facility infrastructure in an Environment of Shrinking Resources and Increased demands"
Arizona Beer House
150 S Kolb Rd.
Tucson AZ
Happy Hour!  4:30pm
Beer, Wine & light 
Arizona Beer House
150 S Kolb Rd.
Tucson AZ


June 18, 2016
AZ ASHE Board Meeting
July 10-13, 2016
ASHE Annual Conference and Trade Show
Denver Colorado
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Thanks to all of our Bronze Sponsors!

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