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Fire WatchArticleConstruction Types

In the last post that I made, I mentioned 'Hot Work' in construction sites in a hospital require special fire barrier protection, which is a 1-hour fire rated barrier from …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 29, 2012
ArticleILSMConstruction Types

Construction in hospitals is so unavoidable, as it seems to go together like salt and pepper, but usually does not taste as good. You simply cannot renovate or remodel an …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 26, 2012
Medical GasArticle

Ever see any of these devices in your hospital? If so, special needs and precautions are required to continue to use them. These devices contain liquid oxygen and they are …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 22, 2012
Fire ExtinguishersArticle

The picture of the inspection tag on the fire extinguisher to the left is not the greatest quality and I apologize for it being out-of-focus. I took the picture because the technicians …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 21, 2012
Fire AlarmArticle

I was at a hospital recently that was installing a completly new fire alarm system in their building. I came across the disabled pull station in the picture to the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 17, 2012
Fire DoorsArticle

Here's another interesting compliance issue that hospital facility managers will soon have to deal with.... door closing speed on doors mounted with automatic closing devices (doors closures). Currently, the 2000 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 15, 2012
Fire DoorsLife Safety Code

When the 2012 edition of the LSC is finally adopted (sometime in 2013, presumably) one of the more striking changes that facility managers will have to adjust to, is the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 13, 2012
Alcohol Based Hand Rub DispensersArticle

The current Life Safety Code (LSC) edition (the 2000 edition) that healthcare facilities must comply with, was issued a Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) by the NFPA in April, 2004, that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012
Q&ATrash Receptacles

Q: We have these big recycling containers mounted on wheels all over the hospital, which must have a capacity of 50 gallons each, at least. Does this container need to be …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012

Q: I have a supply room on a medical surgical floor and the door opens into the corridor. The corridor and the room are protected with automatic sprinklers. Because it …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012
Hazardous AreasArticle

The following article was first published in the October, 2011 issue of FacilityCare magazine. In my line of work as a consultant, I work with facility managers, safety officers and accreditation professionals …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jan 1, 2012

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