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      Accreditation Article Life Safety Code Testing (Life Safety Code)

      Joint Commission has announced a couple of subtle, yet far-reaching changes to their standards to become effective January 1, 2014. One of them has to do…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 31, 2013
      Q&A Sprinklers

      Q: We have an electrical room that is not protected with sprinklers and the old-timers here say the building department would not permit sprinklers in…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 28, 2013
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A

      Q: I came across a bunch of wheelchairs folded up in an equipment storage room. Each had an oxygen cylinder attached. Are these cylinders included in the…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 21, 2013
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A Hazardous Areas Clean Linen

      Q: Are oxygen cylinder tanks (in holders) allowed to be stored in alcoves in corridors? Also, what about clean linen carts? I am told that our…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 14, 2013
      Q&A Fire Alarm On Call Sleeping Rooms

      Q: We have a physician on-call sleeping room inside our labor and delivery unit. A surveyor told us that we need audible smoke alarms in each on-call…

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 7, 2013
      Article Construction Barrier Life Safety Code

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

      Bob Armbrister | Oct 3, 2013