Environment of Care® Crosswalk

Environment of Care® Crosswalk
2020 Ed.
2020 © Joint Commission Resources
Mary Beth Curran
eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-138-0


The Environment of Care® 2020 Crosswalk is a one-stop source for all Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC), Emergency Management (EM), and Life Safety (LS) standards and elements of performance (effective January 1, 2020) for hospitals and the industry standards and regulations that align with them. It compares the 2020 Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards for hospitals with up-to-date codes, standards, regulations, and guidelines from government agencies and private-sector organizations, including:

  • • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • • USP 797
  • • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • • ASHRAE
  • • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • • Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Easy-to-read and understand crosswalk listings include quick links to applicable standards, regulations, and reference material. Environment of Care® 2020 Crosswalk represents an essential time- and labor-saving tool for hospital facility and emergency management staff, as well as the vendors they work with, to help keep facilities safe.

Key Topics:

  • • Standards and regulations compliance
  • • Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs as of January 1, 2020
  • • CMS, OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and other regulations
  • • CDC, ADA, USP 797, AIA, ASHRAE, AANSI, AAMI, and other requirements

Key Features:

  • • Easy-to-read crosswalk listings
  • • Links to related applicable requirements and regulations
  • • Links to related agencies and associations


Facility managers, risk managers, emergency managers, regulatory experts, and life safety experts alike will find this crosswalk to be an essential time and labor saving tool.

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