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      Exit Signs

      Q: We had a mock survey at our hospital from an accrediting body. One of the surveyors on the Life Safety team told us that if we removed the batteries…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 14, 2021
      Doors

      Q: Are there any particular requirements that prohibit use of wooden door wedges in a hospital facility? 

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 11, 2021
      Sprinklers

      Q: A covered walkway is attached to the hospital by the side door. It is constructed of vinyl and aluminum frame to protect employees from rain and sun…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 9, 2021
      MRI

      Q: We have an MRI trailer attached to one of our hospital buildings. It is physically connected with waiting areas and vestibules. The issue is when it…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 8, 2021
      Oxygen Cylinders

      Q: I need information regarding regulations for storing empty or full O2 tanks in a closet that has a blanket warmer. We are located in Texas. I believe I…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 7, 2021
      Fire Alarm

      Q: Are smoke alarms in bedrooms necessary in a grandfathered situation, such as: Non-sprinkled healthcare facility, except domestic water fed sprinklers…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 4, 2021
      Waivers

      Q: We are beginning to see a large number of states relax the requirements due to the pandemic. Is there any indication when the 1135 waivers will end and…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 3, 2021
      Fire Extinguishers

      Q: Do fire extinguishers have a specific clearance radius from where they are mounted or located?

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 2, 2021
      Fire & Smoke Dampers

      Q: We have a new hospital building that is opening this month. For documentation on commissioning, the fire damper report just says the technician visibly…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 31, 2021
      Inspection & Maintenance (Facilities Managemen

      Q: Thanks for all the great information that you provide; it is very helpful! I just have a quick question about corrective maintenance work orders. Do…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 28, 2021