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ArticleCorridorsSmoke CompartmentDoors

I want to clarify a confusing point in the seven-year old CMS S&C memo 07-18 issued April 20, 2007. This is a memo which CMS wanted to explain that corridor …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 31, 2014
Q&AEmergency Lights (Life Safety Code)

Q: Is there a NFPA standard for emergency lighting placement in an anesthetizing location? A specific requirement where on the wall or ceiling it must be mounted? Do the self-check …

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

At times we struggle to decide when do new construction requirements (chapter 18 of the LSC) apply and when do existing conditions (chapter 19 of the LSC) apply. CMS seems …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 24, 2014
Q&ABusiness Occupancies

Q: Our new clinic integration program has made us look closely at the clinic's life safety process. The clinic is classified as a business occupancy. Is the assessment for life …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 21, 2014

[The following information is taken from an online ASHE Advocacy notice, published July 17, 2014, and reprinted here for your information.] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Report and …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 18, 2014
Life Safety CodeArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)Documentation (Life Safety Code)

My recent series of articles on Documentation created quite a bit of response. One individual had this question: "What is your opinion of documentation being kept electronically rather than in …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 17, 2014

Q: During a recent survey, the life safety surveyor wrote a finding that my refrigerator and freezer walk-in coolers are not in compliance with the building having full sprinkler coverage …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 14, 2014
KitchensExtinguishing SystemsArticle

The fire suppression system that is required to be mounted in kitchen cooking hoods is typically a wet-chemical extinguishing system that automatically releases the extinguishing agent when the system detects …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 10, 2014
Q&AMain DrainTesting (Fire Suppression Systems)Sprinklers

Q: Where are main drain tests required to be done? This is a large medical facility with nine story towers. Several fire mains feed the various campus buildings. Is the …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 7, 2014
Life Safety CodeArticleTesting (Life Safety Code)Smoke Dampers

What do we do with smoke dampers now that the hospital is fully protected with sprinklers? That question is asked many times by facility managers who are looking to cut …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 3, 2014
Joint CommissionArticleCMS

I suspect most of you didn't give this much thought, but ever since 2009, The Joint Commission has had to apply to CMS for their deeming authority to survey hospitals …

Brad Keyes, CHSP | Jul 1, 2014

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