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Life Safety CodeArticle

The following is one of many comments that I will make in response to CMS's proposed rule to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code. CMS statement: Sections 18/19.4.2 of the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 30, 2014
GeneratorsArticle

NFPA 110 (1999 edition) requires generators to be located in a dedicated room, separated from all other areas and spaces by 2-hour fire rated barriers. NFPA 110 is very clear …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 29, 2014
Life Safety CodeArticle

The following is one of many comments that I will make in response to CMS's proposed rule to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code. CMS statement: Sections 18/19.2.3.4 (2) 2012 …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 28, 2014
Life Safety CodeArticle

The following is one of many comments that I will make in response to CMS's proposed rule to adopt the 2012 Life Safety Code. CMS statement: “We do not consider …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 27, 2014
Storage (Life Safety Code)Q&AFlammable Liquids

Q: Are there any special storage requirements for flammable liquids and flammable aerosol cans in the work area? A: Yes, flammable liquids in all forms and capacities must be stored …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 26, 2014
Main DrainLife Safety CodeArticleSprinklers

NFPA 25 (1998 edition) section 9-2.6 says main drain tests are to be conducted annually at each sprinkler system riser to determine if there has been a change in the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 22, 2014
Q&ABusiness OccupanciesILSM

Q: Are Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSMs) required in Business Occupancies due to construction or life safety code deficiencies? Do we have to conduct a fire watch in Business Occupancies? …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 19, 2014
Fire AlarmLife Safety CodeArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)Documentation (Fire Detection Systems)

Fire alarm test reports are the number one item that surveyors look at during the document review session. It is also the number one document that draws the most findings …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 15, 2014
Q&APower Strips

Q: I read the June, 2012 article in HLSC about power strips in healthcare facilities and we have been hesitant to use power strips in patient care areas because the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 12, 2014
ArticleStairwells

Stairwell interruption gates are those bars or half-size gates that are mounted inside the stairwells on the level of exit discharge. they swing freely allowing exiting in the direction of …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 8, 2014
Mechanical RoomsQ&AElectrical RoomsGeneratorsFire Barrier

Q: What is the fire rating supposed to be in the walls of the hospital equipment rooms, such as the generator room, boiler room, chiller rooms, and electrical rooms? We …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 5, 2014
ArticleDocumentation (Life Safety Code)

This is the last in a series of articles on improving the way the testing & inspection documents are maintained, in order to facilitate an easier document review session during …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 1, 2014

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