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Mechanical RoomsQ&A

Q: Is it prohibited to store items in a mechanical equipment room? We have different opinions at our hospital as to what is allowed and what is not allowed. Do …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 24, 2012
Life Safety CodeArticle

Hospital construction is a highly regulated industry as evidenced by the numerous authorities that have standards and regulations concerning how a hospital is to be constructed. Building and fire safety …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 20, 2012
Q&AFire Drills

Q: How would you define unannounced when it comes to fire drills? There doesn’t appear to be anything in the standard that explains what this means. What do you say? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 17, 2012
Life Safety CodeArticle

A question came up recently: "Is the Life Safety Specialist a requirement during a survey, or is the specialist used due to the complexity of the Life Safety Code and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 15, 2012

Here's a quick quiz: How many spare sprinkler heads are you required to have on hand at your facility? If you said 6, then you would be partially correct. The …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 13, 2012
Q&AMedical Air

Q: I have a compressor that delivers medical air for our patients and want to know what the requirements are for the alarm system for the air dryers. Where do …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 10, 2012
ArticleSafety Management

When I travel around the country and conduct building inspections at hospitals for compliance with the Life Safety Code, I seem to always find things that surprise me. Just when …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 8, 2012

Roller latches.... Many of us already know that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) banned the use of roller latches in hospitals by March 13, 2006. So that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 6, 2012
Q&AMedical Air

Q: Is it a requirement to keep access to the medical gas alarm panel clear in a similar manner that access to medical gas shutoff valves must remain clear? These …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 3, 2012
ArticleSafety Management

I'm a big believer in 'MBWA'... Management By Walking Around. I think more good can be done if the person who is in charge of Life Safety compliance walks around …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jun 1, 2012

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