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Life Safety Code

To reduce injury and death from fire and other hazards, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops and publishes safety codes.

The LSC is one NFPA code. It sets standards for safety during a fire.

Compliance with the LSC is required by The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). However, complying with LSC regulations is challenging. According to The Joint Commission, nearly 50% of hospitals were cited for LSC violations in 2008.

This course provides information on the LSC. It will show you how to keep yourself and your patients safe in a fire.

You will learn:

  • Basic information about the LSC
  • How the LSC directs what you can and should do for safety during a fire

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify basic facts about the LSC
  • Define the term "healthcare occupancy"
  • Recognize how and why the defend-in-place strategy is used
  • Recognize specific requirements of the LSC