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Q: Are gas-fired ventless fire places permitted in nursing homes? A: I would say they are not permitted, but it has a lot to do whether or not the gas …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 29, 2013
Life Safety CodeArticleClarification

The key to life safety compliance is education. Relating better to caregivers will open their eyes about the important of Life Safety Code® (LSC) requirements. The situation with nurses not …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 25, 2013
Q&AFire Drills

Q: Do we have to conduct a fire drill in every department and unit at least once per shift per quarter throughout our hospital? Some staff is telling me that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 22, 2013
Fire AlarmDoor LocksArticle

Outside of the healthcare setting, locks on doors are utilized nearly everywhere we go, and we don’t give it much of a thought. But in the highly regulated industry of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 18, 2013
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancyBusiness OccupanciesOccupancies

Q: We discovered our offsite free standing Dialysis center is in a building that is classified as Business Occupancy, but we were recently told by a consultant that the building …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 15, 2013

Gas fireplaces inside a hospital, just doesn't seem to be a good idea, at least not to me. I remember telling my COO at the hospital where I used to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 11, 2013

Q: Our project team has to do a domestic water shutdown for about 12 hours and unfortunately the water they want to shut down serves water-cooled refrigeration units in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 8, 2013
Life Safety CodeArticleSprinklers

Why do we need the Life Safety Code? This is a question that I am frequently asked by individuals who do not understand what all the fuss is about that …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 4, 2013
Q&AFire AlarmSprinklers

Q: The 2008 edition of NFPA 25 allows vane-style waterflow switches to be tested semi-annually, but during a recent survey, the surveyor cited us for not testing them on a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Apr 1, 2013

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