Emergency Preparedness and Safety Compliance Workshop

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Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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Date & Location

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Courtyard by Marriott
3301 LeMone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, Mo.

Complimentary registration. Register on or before Thursday, Feb. 8.

Registration includes breakfast, refreshments and lunch. Space is limited, and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This educational offering is made available by the Missouri Hospital Association with funds from the FY17 Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Hospital Preparedness Program, CFDA 93.889, through a subcontract from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. Attendee time and travel is at the employee/employer’s expense.

Hotel Reservation

Online hotel registration: http://www.marriott.com/coucy.
Hotel cutoff date: Monday, Jan. 29
Group code: SRMSRMA (King) or SRMSRMB (Double Queen)
Request MHA Health Institute room rate:

  • king $119 + tax
  • double queen (two queen beds) $119 + tax


Hospital and health care organization staff responsible for the regulatory compliance and accreditation requirements for their safety and emergency management program.

This may include, but is not limited to, environment of care committee members and safety, security, engineering, biomedical, infection prevention, performance improvement and quality staff.


This program will provide current information for those individuals who are responsible for their Environment of Care and Life Safety programs and who must understand The Joint Commission survey methodology and recent changes to the standards. The information will allow attendees to implement a practical, continuously compliant program for health care facilities that maximize performance and effectively prepares them for unscheduled TJC and CMS surveys. Attendees also will receive specific guidance in understanding and interpreting the most serious deficiencies that are common in surveys.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • identify the structure of TJC, Hospital Accreditation Program Environment of Care and Life Safety standards structure
  • reference the content and requirements of the Environment of Care standards and the administrative requirements of the Life Safety Chapter
  • recall the recent changes to the Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters, and determine key program management requirements
  • identify strategies to use TJC standards as a framework for effective program management


7:30 a.m. — Registration/Breakfast

8 a.m. — Program

9:30 a.m. — Break

9:45 a.m. — Program Continues

Noon — Networking Lunch (provided)

1 p.m. — Program Continues

3:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Mark Shamash, M.S., CHSP, HEM, is the president of Safety and Disaster Solutions, Inc., a certified health care safety professional and a health care environmental manager. He holds a Master of Science in safety management. He started SDSI in 2005. Since then, he has consulted with hundreds of health care facilities providing services ranging from Environment of Care mock surveys, infection prevention, life safety surveys, emergency management and continuous readiness support. Shamash also provides training, planning and assistance in implementing operational programs for life safety, emergency management, infection prevention and environment of care. He also provides service line and department-specific surveys with a focus across support and ancillary areas within health care. Shamash has more than 20 years of experience in the safety and health care field, serving as senior director of support services and director of environmental health, safety and emergency management at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center, where he served as manager in charge of safety and other Environment of Care areas. In addition to his health care facility management, Mark has coordinated infection prevention research studies and white paper reviews; he is an instructor with ECRI Institute’s Center for Healthcare Environmental Management and Infection Control Risk Assessment programs. He also serves as an educator with HazMat for Healthcare’s HazWOPER curriculum. Shamash has attended the 40-hour NFPA Life Safety Code 101 course and OSHA’s 501 Train the Trainer 40-hour course.

Continuing Education

A certificate of completion for 6.25 clock hours will be provided. Clock hours may be applied toward CHEP re-certification. Participants must attend the program in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion.