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Q: Can an FSES equivalency be written for an oversized ER suite? Our ER was constructed in 2005 and the designer made it 13,450 square feet, which is more than …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 28, 2013
Q&AHand Wipes

Q: What are your thoughts on the flammability of disinfectant hand wipes? One of our VPs raised the question, noting that the wipes burn pretty well. Are these wipes a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 25, 2013
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesLife Safety Code

Q: We have many offsite locations that are not hospitals but are clinics for diagnostic imaging, testing and physician’s offices. What, if any Life Safety Code standards apply in these …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 21, 2013
Q&AFire AlarmFire Pump

Q: Are “fire pump running” and “fire pump power loss” switches which are connected to the hospital fire alarm system considered to be supervisory signal devices? I say they aren’t …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 18, 2013

Q: Are existing corridor doors required to be positive latching? Section of the 2000 edition of the Life Safety Code does not require corridor doors to be positive latching, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 14, 2013
Q&ADoorsSigns (Life Safety Code)

Q: Are signs permitted on fire rated doors? We posted a sign on a fire rated stairwell door that instructed our staff to temporarily not use the door, and a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 11, 2013
Q&AOxygen CylindersGas Cylinders

Q: Several of our department have stretchers with onboard E-size oxygen cylinders. Can these be considered "in use" and not count against the smoke compartment's 300 cubic feet limit? Also, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 7, 2013
Q&AHazardous AreasDoors

Q: A consultant has mentioned that several of our doors to hazardous areas are non-compliant. The door configuration is such that there is a normal 3’x7’ door paired with a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Feb 4, 2013

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