Environment of Care® Crosswalk

Environment of Care® Crosswalk
2019th Ed.
2019 © Joint Commission Resources
Carolyn Schierhorn, MA
ISBN-10: 1-63585-073-8 / ISBN-13: 978-1-63585-073-4
eISBN-10: 1-63585-024-X / eISBN-13: 978-1-63585-024-6
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement , Healthcare Administration


The 2019 Environment of Care Crosswalk is a one-stop e-book for all Joint Commission Environment of Care (EC), Emergency Management (EM), and Life Safety (LS) standards and elements of performance (effective January 1, 2018) for hospitals and the industry standards and regulations that align with them—including updated references to the 2012 Life Safety Code®. It compares the 2018 Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards for hospitals with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other regulations, including the 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), and the 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. This crosswalk represents an essential time- and a labor-saving tool to hospital facility and emergency management staff, as well as the vendors they work with, to help keep facilities safe.

Key Topics:

  • • Joint Commission EC, EM, and LS standards and EPs as of January 1, 2019
  • • CMS, OSHA, NFPA, EPA, and other regulations
  • • Standards and regulations compliance

Key Features:

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

Standards: All hospital EC, EM, and LS standards effective January 1, 2019

Settings: Organizations accredited under the Hospital Accreditation Program, including general, acute psychiatric, pediatric, medical/surgical specialty, long term acute care, and rehabilitation hospitals

Key Audience

  • • Facility managers
  • • Risk managers
  • • Emergency managers
  • • Regulatory staff
  • • Life safety experts


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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