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      Corridors Accreditation Article

      Randy Snelling, the Chief Physical Environment Officer, for DNV-GL Healthcare Inc. spoke at the recent ASHE annual conference in Chicago, and I thought…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 28, 2014
      Oxygen Cylinders Q&A Ambulatory Care Occupancy

      Q: Since the Life Safety Code addresses ambulatory surgery centers in chapters 20-21, which does not reference oxygen storage requirements, do they have…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 25, 2014
      Article Documentation (Life Safety Code)

      I never know who is reading (or not reading) my blog, but recently I received the following comment from a state department of public health individual…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 21, 2014
      Fire Extinguishers Q&A Kitchens

      Q: Do we have to have a special placard on our fire extinguishers in our kitchen, alerting people to activate the cooking hood fire suppression system…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 18, 2014
      Corridors Article Doors

      I have seen many facility managers (and surveyors for that matter) incorrectly refer to a door as a 'corridor door'. It appears that they believe as long…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 14, 2014
      Q&A Doors Suites

      Q: Are there any NFPA regulations which require doors serving as exits from suites must swing in the direction of egress? I have identified smoke barrier…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 11, 2014
      Ceilings (Fire Suppression Systems) Article

      Most healthcare organizations have acoustical tile and grid suspended ceilings in a large part of their facilities. They are relatively inexpensive, and…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 7, 2014
      Sprinklers Article Testing (Fire Suppression Systems)

      I would like to do some research for an article that I want to write about and I am addressing this appeal to those of you who have an active role in a…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 5, 2014
      Operating Room Q&A Doors

      Q: Concerning latching hardware for a surgical suite, I could not locate any exceptions in the Life Safety Code to the positive latching requirements…

      Bob Armbrister | Aug 4, 2014