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SuitesLife Safety Code

Lots of changes are in store for suites of rooms when the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code is finally adopted, and the changes are all for the better …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 29, 2012
Life Safety CodeCorridors

Here is a change in the Life Safety Code that I believe will do more harm than good: Changing what can be left unattended in hospital corridors. Currently, the 2000 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 26, 2012
Life Safety CodeDoor Locks

As we discussed in the previous posting, the healthcare chapters of the Life Safety Code allows for three (3) special locking arrangements: Clincal needs Delayed egress Access control The phrase …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 24, 2012
Life Safety CodeDoor Locks

Electrically locked doors. The 2000 edition of the LSC does not discuss them, directly. However, it does talk about the three types of locks that are permitted in hospitals: 1) …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 22, 2012
Life Safety CodeExits

The current edition of the Life Safety Code (2000 edition) does not allow an unoccupied room (such as a mechanical room, janitor's closet, storage room) to have an opening (doorway) …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 20, 2012
ArticleInfection Control

Ugh. Here's a topic I don't care much about: Bugs. I have consulted in hospitals in the deep south where cockroaches are big enough to saddle and ride in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 12, 2012
Life Safety CodeArticle

On December 8, 1961, a smoldering cigarette that was tossed into the hospital trash chute, ignite some combustibles and started a conflagration that exploded onto the 9th floor of the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 9, 2012
Ceilings (Life Safety Code)Article

Do the ceiling tiles in these pictures look anything like what you may have in your hospital? If so, then you may be out of compliance with the Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 6, 2012
Life Safety CodeSigns (Life Safety Code)

Remember the rush we all made in the last 10 years or so to install stairwell identification signs inside our stairwells? Well, with the adoption of the new 2012 Life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 3, 2012
Q&AFire Extinguishers

Q: Is there any formal requirement to have a “contract” with a fire extinguisher company for extinguisher maintenance? I have a copy of their credentials but recently was I lead …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2012
Q&AStairwells

Q: In regards to stairwell signage, when you have restrictive access back into the building from a stairwell in accordance with section 7.2.1.5.2 of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2012
Q&ADoor Locks

Q: Are dead-bolt locks permitted on patient room doors, to keep unauthorized people from entering the rooms? We have dead-bolt locks on the patient room doors in our behavioral health …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2012
Q&ADoors

Q: Can a door that opens onto the corridor have a magnet hold-open device that is not connected to the building fire alarm system, and does not release when the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2012
ArticleSmoking

The cigarette butts you see in the picture to the left were found inside a walk-in filter bank in the intake side of a large air handler unit for a hospital …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 1, 2012

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