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Q&AEvacuation (Life Safety Code)DrawingsMaps

Q: We had a question as to whether or not we are required to have posted emergency evacuation route signage posted throughout the hospital and clinical buildings. Given the fact …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 27, 2013
ArticleEquipment (Fire Suppression Systems)

I ran across this fire hydrant while I was in southern California. It appears to me that the organization has failed to conduct basic routine inspections since the cap is …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 23, 2013
Q&AFire BarrierWalls

Q: Are fire rated walls the same thing as fire rated barrier? And are smoke compartment barriers actually fire rated walls? A: As it has been explained to me, a …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 20, 2013
Life Safety CodeElevatorsArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)

One of the requirements that CMS and Joint Commission surveyors is requesting from hospitals and nursing homes is documentation that the elevators have been tested for 'Recall'. Elevator recall is a test …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 16, 2013
Q&AAmbulatory Care OccupancySprinklers

Q: We are in the process of renovating an existing two story office building where a dialysis unit will be located on the lower level. According to our state requirements, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 13, 2013
ArticleEyewash Stations

Eye wash stations are required wherever there is a possibility that caustic or corrosive chemicals could splash into the eye of an individual. It is important to note that blood …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 9, 2013
Q&ACorridorsDoors

Q: We have wall mounted recessed cabinets in our corridors next to the patient room doors that have access doors on both the corridor side and the patient room side …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 6, 2013
Door LocksArticleDoors

If you search my website on door locks, you will find a few entries concerning dead-bolt locks. For decades hospitals seem to have installed dead-bolt locks on any door they …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 2, 2013

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