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      Batteries (Generators)

      Q: Would there be any issue with Joint Commission compliance with using maintenance-free batteries supported by the manufacturer of our generators? The…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 23, 2021
      Automatic Transfer Switches

      Q: Is it permissible to have Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs) tested every other month when conducting monthly emergency generator testing? For example,…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 22, 2021
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: We recently had a situation at our psychiatric hospital. A patient was able to open a fire extinguisher box, which are all keyed, and he discharged the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 21, 2021
      Business Occupancies

      Q: In a business occupancy, I want to convert an office to file storage, mainly files in Banker Boxes. The room is 60 square feet, sprinkled, and the door…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 20, 2021
      Doors

      Q: We have just remodeled two patient rooms and they put door closers on the doors to the rooms. So now they are asking for door hold-open devices. Will…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 19, 2021
      Storage Room

      Q: We have a storage room in our laboratory which is located in a business occupancy, and is over 100 square feet. It is fully sprinkled and has a hard…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 16, 2021
      Healthcare Occupancy

      Q: The Emergency Department located on the first floor of our hospital is currently designated as an ambulatory healthcare occupancy. We are wanting to…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 15, 2021
      HVAC

      Q: I know that our CMS deemed-status level of accreditation means that we must monitor the airflow in our ORs, sterile core and sterile processing rooms.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 14, 2021
      Business Occupancies

      Q: We have an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) with one (1) surgical suite, two (2) pre-op, and two (2) PACU bays. We built the facility in conjunction…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 12, 2021
      Smoking

      Q: My hospital has an enclosed smoking shelter for patients on an outdoor patio that is separate from the building. I am unsure of the materials it was…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 9, 2021