Fire Safety in Oxygen-Rich Environments

Published: 05/28/2021

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

In January the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a Lesson Learned Bulletin – Special Issue addressing the risk of oxygen-related fires in hospitals treating Covid-19 patients.  The bulletin notes that the increased use of supplemental oxygen to help combat the effects of COVID-19 means that hospitals must be aware of and prepared for the increased fire risks associated with oxygen-rich environments.

ASHE, reporting on this JRC Lessons Learned Bulletin, notes that “…ther

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