Joint Commission to add emphasis on suicide and self-harm

Effective immediately, The Joint Commission will place added emphasis on the assessment of ligature, suicide and self-harm observations in psychiatric hospitals and inpatient hospitals. We dive into inpatient suicide and self-harm statistics, issues and design tips to reduce risk.

Fire Prevention requires year-round vigilance

As we near the end of Fire Prevention Month… 31 days when homeowners are supposed to check their smoke detectors, students practice stop-drop-and roll, and office workers practice dousing flames with a fire extinguisher. When it comes to building design and construction, fire prevention requires year-round vigilance.