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Public Reveiw of draft CSA Z8002 - Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities
CSA is pleased to announce that the draft first edition of Z8002 Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities is now available for Public Review. This draft standard sets out the core requirements for managing buildings and equipment in all types of health facilities – from major teaching hospitals to stand-alone clinics. The draft can be viewed at: publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/655. There is a simple registration, after which you can view and comment on the draft. The CSA Subcommittee on Operation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities will be meeting on June 21st to consider the results of the Public Review, so would appreciate receiving your commentsby June 20th at the latest.
As a member of the Canadian Healthcare Engineeing Society this document will have a major impact on your work. CHES is encouraging members to review the draft CSA Z8002 and provide feedback to CSA. Please indicate that you are a CHES Member when providing your comments to CSA.
CSA Releases Latest Medical Gas Standard
The anticipated release of CSA Z7396.1-12 - Medical Gas Pipeline Systems has now become a reality and is available through the CSA on-line store. This latest version is the continuing evolution of requirements for these life safety systems and addresses some new items including Anesthetic Gas Scavenging Systems (AGSS), Installer Qualifications, expanded focus on maintenance, and greater detail in the Annexes.
Benchmarking 2.0 in Operation!
"You can't manage what you don't measure"
In 2012 CHES partnered with the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Healthcare Institute (HCI), an affiliate of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in a healthcare facilities maintenance and operation benchmarking project called Benchmarking 2.0.
Latest Course in Medical Gas Pipelines Launches Across Canada in January 2013!
Medical gases perform a critical role in health care delivery and are used every day by millions of people in thousands of different locations such as hospitals, long term care homes, ambulances, and dental offices. Now more than ever there is a need for the installation of safe medical gas pipelines by trained installers.
CSA releases a new version of Z317.13 Standard