Joint Commission EC Support Services
Emergency Management
Initial Program Assessment
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Plans
EC & Life Safety Readiness
Exposure Monitoring
Documentation Review Services
Periodic Performance Review (PPR) Preparation Services
Support and Implementation Services
Customized EC Management Plans
Pandemic Response Assistance
Hazardous Materials Management
EPA / State DEP Compliance
SPCC Plans
Regulatory Permitting
Asbestos Management Program
OSHA Compliance
Hazard Communication Programs
Other Services
Facilities Management Support Services
Energy Optimization
Design Reviews
LEED Feasibility & Costing Advisory Services
Green Construction Oversight & Monitoring
HVAC (MEP) Commissioning
Indoor Air Quality Investigations
Construction Oversight
Injury Prevention & Safety Management
Hazardous Drug Protection
Needlestick / Sharps Safety Programs
Emergency Response Services
Disaster / Emergency Recovery
Loss Mitigation
Risk Communication & Management
Mold & Moisture Assessment
Remediation Design & Management
Exposure Assessment
USP 795 / 797
Commercial Real Estate
Higher Education

Initial Program Assessment 

An EH&E surveyor will review your Environment of Care (EC) readiness from a high level perspective using a customized assessment tool and on-site walkthrough. The final report will serve to target your efforts at improvement in critical areas.

This economical assessment is typically performed on-site and reviews key elements of performance required in the EC. It is designed to quickly assess the condition of program elements in place or missing across all areas, and to identify specific plans, documents, and program activities for further review as required.

The Initial Program Assessment includes the following:

Facility Walkthrough
The purpose of the inspection is to review representative areas and activities that may give an indication of preparedness in the areas of Safety Management (EC.01.01.01 and EC.02.01.01), Security Management (EC.01.01.01 and EC.02.01.01), Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (EC.01.01.01, EC.02.02.01, MM.01.01.03, and IC.02.02.01), and Environmental Maintenance (EC.02.06.01). During the inspection the surveyors observe the general operational condition of areas commonly associated with violations (such as laboratories and storage areas) and the general procedures in place to maintain safety and security.

Preparedness Evaluation
EH&E will use a customized survey tool to review preparedness within the nine standards that comprise the EC. In order to meet The Joint Commission requirements for healthcare facilities, various documents, activities, and procedures are required to be in place. This evaluation verifies the general status of these requirements, and provides a good overview of the institution’s state of readiness for a Joint Commission survey.

Report Preparation
EH&E will prepare a summary report that includes the completed EC survey and a list of recommendations for further investigation or work in any area found to be potentially vulnerable, based on both the survey and the walkthrough.