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Q&ADomestic Water

Q: Two different state authorities are telling me conflicting information concerning the maximum temperature for domestic hot water. The first one is telling me the hot water cannot exceed 100°F …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 30, 2013
ArticleFire Drills

Published February 24, 2012 in "The Hindu" newspaper: A fire drill at a garment factory went horribly wrong on Friday when a rope snapped sending a woman employee plummeting to …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 26, 2013
Q&AFire BarrierDoors

Q: We are in the process of installing a door in a 2 hour fire barrier with an automatic door operator and positive latching. The door operator will be activated …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 23, 2013
NFPA 99Medical GasArticle

I received this picture recently from a good friend who works in a hospital, and is responsible for plumbing and power plant operation. He wanted to know if the medical …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 19, 2013
Q&ATesting (Life Safety Code)Sprinklers

Q: What is the required inspection frequency on sprinkler systems for a building classified as business occupancy? Is it less than what would be required for the main hospital? A: …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 16, 2013
Fire AlarmArticle

For obvious reasons, fire alarm systems are required to have two sources of electrical power sources according to NFPA 72 (1999 edition), section 1-5.2; a reliable primary source and a standby …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 12, 2013
Hazardous WasteQ&AHand Wipes

Q: What is the proper method to store and dispose of waste alcohol prep pads? Are they considered hazardous waste? A: The quantities of liquid alcohol in the preps would …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 9, 2013
WaiversLife Safety CodeArticle

CMS just issued another S&C memo describing the process for hospitals and nursing homes can take advantage of additional categorical waivers for some of the new 2012 Life Safety Code issues right away, …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 6, 2013
Life Safety CodeArticleSprinklers

There will be significant changes for facility managers to deal with when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finally adopts the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 5, 2013
Q&AWet Locations

Q: How are ‘wet locations’ defined in the NFPA codes and standards? We are not clear if we have any ‘wet locations’ in our hospital. A: You probably do, based …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Sep 2, 2013

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