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      Power Strips

      Q: I need some insight on a debate within our organization. Our life safety team member has made the statement that we can use a power strip within the…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 17, 2021
      Power Strips

      Q: In regards to the approved power strips, UL60601-1 and UL1363A, what is the determining factor on which model should be used? We are attempting to…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 14, 2021
      Eyewash Stations

      Q: It has always been my understanding that eyewash stations and emergency showers are required in areas where corrosive or caustic materials (i.e.…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 12, 2021
      Emergency Power Circuit Breaker

      Q: I just had a follow-up validation survey by my state health department and they cited me for not having tested the circuit breakers between my…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 11, 2021
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a sister hospital in our health system who places egress route maps in common places. Their facilities manager and I were chatting this morning…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 10, 2021
      Storage Room

      Q: If patient room equipment such as hospital beds, night stands, overbed tables, etc., is stored in an unoccupied patient room, is that space then…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 7, 2021
      Operating Room Hazardous Areas

      Q: Our facility has an operating room and clean core area which are separated from the remainder of the building by 1-hour construction. We were recently…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2021
      Corridors

      Q: We have a question for you. For background information, we adopted the NFPA 19.2.3.4 – 2012 Edition position for corridor width and the statement below…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 4, 2021
      Fire Drills

      Q: Can an actual fire alarm count as a fire drill? If I have the fire alarm go off for some reason, I would then want to make it count for a drill since…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 30, 2021
      Hazardous Areas New Construction

      Q: One of the units in my hospital is about to go under expansion construction and they are looking to move combustible supplies from a storage room to a…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 28, 2021